Google Glass set to enter space station next week

Th wearable eye device from Google is all set to enter the International Space Station (ISS) for a flatworm study next week. Part of the package to be sent to the space station on board the Space X launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on December 16, Google Glass will be tested as an augmented reality tool in the pre-flight integration and post-flight operations, the magazine Glass Almanac reported.

The mission will take a tam from the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, in partnership with the non-profit Kentucky Space, to the ISS. The team will “analyze the regeneration mechanisms of flatworms in the microgavity environment of space”. Google Glass will not be part of the actual mission but rather work as an augmented reality assistant during pre-flight and post-flight that will also allow workers to transmit images and communicate with the lab. This small experiment will help scientists utilize Google Glass as a human interface with Kentucky Space experiments on the ISS in 2015.

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