NASA uses HoloLens for repairs in space

NASA uses HoloLens for repairs in space

Topaz ? 3 years ago

As part of ProjectSidekick, NASA is using HoloLens on the InternationalSpaceStation to help astronauts make repairs. 

Sidekick is a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the ISS.

Sidekick has two modes of operation, NASA says. The first is “Remote Expert Mode,” which uses Skype, part of Microsoft, to allow a ground operator to see what a crew member sees, provide real-time guidance, and draw annotations into the crew member’s environment to coach him or her through a task. 

35They can send on visual instructions that can be overlaid on the physical objects on the space station using the HoloLens.36

This second mode capability could lessen the amount of training that future crews will require and could be an invaluable resource for missions deep into our solar system, where communication delays complicate difficult operations, NASA says.

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