Google Glass to Touch Down on International Space Station in a While

December 17, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google Glass was never quite the device that could be described as something out of this world. But it’s time we accept the fact that it is in fact something out of this world, only when being spoken of literally though.

As a result of the collaborative work by Kentucky Space and Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology in flatworm study, Google Glass will be boarding the SpaceX launch to travel along with the team.

Although being taken as part of the studies, Google’s smart eyepiece will stay off from the real mission of studying the regeneration mechanism of flatworms in the microgravity environment of space.

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Google Glass will be utilized for bringing in augmented reality during the pre-flight and post-flight operations.

Google Glass will be experimented as an augmented reality tool in the International Space Station (ISS) and will be implemented as an interface with Kentucky Space if proved worthy this week.

It may be recalled that back in August this year, American space agency NASA had deemed the wearable device from the Google stables as not optimal for being used under stimulated space conditions. The new decision looks like having dispelled such worries.

The space shuttle will be launched today from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and will get underway with the tests this week after boarding the ISS.

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