We have made great strides in technology in the past few decades, and yet, each new one continues to surprise us even more. From Google’s Quantum Computer to Brain Hacking, it seems as a dawn of a new era.
Microsoft’s CEO has announced the Project Sidekick as ‘Unbelievably Cool’. This is not the first time when Microsoft and NASA have collaborated on a space-bound project.
The Project Sidekick can be set in two different modes. One is Remote Expert Mode which uses Skype to help communicate the astronauts onboard the ISS with the ground operators. The scientists on the ground would be seeing with the same clarity and depth perception as the astronaut is.
Here’s a video depicting testing of the Project Sidekick in low gravity at NASA’s Weightless Wonder C9 Jet.
Second is Procedure Mode where the astronauts see holographic images of necessary information with the crew.
Director of the ISS program at NASA headquarters stated after the announcement of Project Sidekick:
The teaming up of Microsoft and NASA will help the astronauts to work with greater efficiency and precision in the lands of unknown. We can see more of these collaborations among tech giants in future to expedite mankind’s hope to reveal the mysteries unknown.
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