A small team at Microsoft is currently developing an app for its HoloLens augmented reality headset, Galaxy Explorer. In a new video, the team is shown working on prototypes for Galaxy Explorer.

The app itself is supposed to give users a way to explore a simulated portion of the universe while wearing the headset. The development team is shown working on how users will actually interact with planets and other bodies within the app, along with how it will render the galaxy in general.

The ultimate plan is to release the app for free and make it an open source project so that developers can look at the code as a guide for making their own HoloLens app.

Microsoft is scheduled to start selling the first HoloLens developer units sometime in the first quarter of 2016, for the price of $3,000 each.

Source: Microsoft HoloLens (YouTube)