The International Space Station is trying to use the latest technologies to keep up with the ongoing trend. After 3D printing, Google Glass is now all set to make its entry in the space station this week. The wearable device is a part of the package that will be sent to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center, located in Florida. The package will be sent on 16th December, 2014.
So what role will Google Glass play in this mission? Let us have a look at this post to know more.
Kentucky Space, a non-profit organization is carrying out a mission which is a part of SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Center. The mission is about regenerating flatworms in the outer space which has a “microgravity environment”. Apart from that, analysis of molecular genetics along other science related stuff is also a part of the mission.
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Use of Google Glass
Google Glass will be tested as an augmented reality device to see if it can be used in the pre-flight integrations as well as post-flight operations. The testing is a part of the process of the Kentucky Space, whose technology will lead to the utilization of Google Glass as a human interface and carry out experiments on the International Space Station in 2015.
Apart from Google, Kentucky Space is working with Interapt, a Certified Partner of Google at Work, on this new project. The company has its headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky and is one of the Glass At Work partners. It came on board in October. Interapt has been working with KFC and Taco Bell to include the wearable device of Google, as a part of the training process of employees.
A team from the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology will be sent on this mission to the ISS along with Kentucky Space. According to Kentucky Space, the mission will continue till mid-January 2015.
Google Glass will act as the augmented reality assistant but won’t be a part of the original mission.
What do you think?
Do you think Google Glass can be used as an augmented reality tool in this mission? What other applications of Google Glass do you like? Share your insights with us in the comments below.
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