Back in June, SpaceX failed to send the HoloLens to space. Now, Microsoft and NASA are sending a pair of devices to the International Space Station on Thursday. NASA is sending the HoloLens devices with the Orbital ATK CRS-4, which is scheduled for liftoff at 5:55 p.m. EST.
Orbital ATK CRS-4 Gets ‘Go’ for Thursday Launch <3 <3 <3 🙂 https://t.co/aA9REGP5aa
— Alex Kipman (@akipman) December 1, 2015
For those who don’t know, this is part of Microsoft’s Project Sidekick which can provide virtual aid to astronauts working at the International Space Station with the help of Microsoft HoloLens. Project Sidekick includes two modes, a Remote Expert Mode and a Procedure Mode. The Remote Expert Mode allows a ground operator to provide real-time help using Skype on the HoloLens. The mode will also allow a ground operator to draw annotations in a crew member’s environment. And the Procedure Mode aguments usual procedures with animated holographic illustrations, making it easier for a crew member to carry out a procedure.
Hopefully NASA and Microsoft will be able to send the HoloLens devices to the ISS on Thursday. As usual, we will have the latest coverage on Microsoft-News. Until then, tell us what you think of Project Sidekick in the comment section below.