Friday, June 26, 2015

NASA's Sidekick


Click the arrow to watch the film. Video source: ReelNASA YouTube channel.

Among the experiments headed to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX Dragon run is a test by Microsoft of a holographic virtual reality technology called HoloLens.

Project Sidekick would use HoloLens commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station. It was discussed during today's ISS science panel media event at Kennedy Space Center, which I'll post online when available.


UPDATE June 27, 2015 — The science briefing is on YouTube at this link. The Sidekick discussion is the third panel.


According to a NASA press release:

The goal of Sidekick is to enable station crews with assistance when and where they need it. This new capability could reduce crew training requirements and increase the efficiency at which astronauts can work in space.

HoloLens was demonstrated at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles earlier this month. Watch the below video to see the demonstration.


Click the arrow to watch the presentation. Video source: Kotaku YouTube channel.

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