While we have seen pictures of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly wearing the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset in space, we haven't seen video footage of that experience. That changed today as NASA posted up a video showing how the HoloLens was used on the ISS as part of Project Sidekick.
The YouTube clip showed how Kelly used the HoloLens to gain direct assistance from Mission Control in Houston to perform tasks and chat via Skype. In fact, the HoloLens was used to make the first ever Skype call from the ISS to Mission Control.
The space station has two of the HoloLens headsets currently on board, and they will be used in the future as part of Project Sidekick to see if they can be used more to help astronauts communicate with, and gain assistance from, Mission Control.
Thanks to Sarang fo the tip!