Microsoft’s holographic headset will let scientists ‘work’ on MARS: Nasa using virtual reality to plan trips to red planet
- Nasa and Microsoft have jointly developed software called OnSight
- It’s designed to work with Microsoft’s prototype HoloLens headset
- Device allows wearers to see 3D images superimposed over their vision
- Scientists will use tech to plan experiments on the red planet
- Headset provides an immersive experience for scientists
The software was developed jointly by the two companies, including a team at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.
‘OnSight gives our rover scientists the ability to walk around and explore Mars right from their offices,’ said Dave Lavery, program executive for the Mars Science Laboratory mission at Nasa headquarters in Washington.
‘It fundamentally changes our perception of Mars, and how we understand the Mars environment surrounding the rover.’