NASA, (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) of USA currently using a lot of Augmented Reality applications for different purposes as declared to public in its website. Basically, these applications studied in two subtitles:

  • Space Applications

    AR technology advances the development of better ways to plan and execute crew operations on board the International Space Station. This can improve efficiency of operations and saves the crew time.

 ARAMIS – (Augmented Reality Application for Maintenance, Inventory and Stowage)

This application introduced in NASA website on the 29th of October 2017.  Consequently, it aims to free up valuable crew time on board the International Space Station (ISS). Also it verifies the usage of the Augmented Reality during the execution of standard activities. And to demonstrate that the usage of the Augmented Reality can improve the efficiency of the on board operations. Normally, crew operations  executed by crew members by using procedures. Basically, these are messages, and logs in paper copy, or via laptops, with the limit of changing different views on a relatively small screen. Additionally, the focus of the user changes between the working area, and the laptop, to read/verify information.

  • Earth Applications

    There are many Earth Applications NASA is using.  These are usually developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California Institute of Technology. Some of the earth applications are as follows:

Spacecraft AR

This app uses native mobile augmented reality to bring NASA spacecraft to whatever space you’re in. As a matter of fact, just find a flat surface and view interactive 3D models right in front of you. The models scaled to table-top size or in their true-to-life proportions. You can take pictures with the spacecraft in your favorite environments, and explore detailed info about their fascinating missions.

The free Spacecraft AR app uses Google ARCore technology to put virtual 3-D models of NASA robotic spacecraft, such as the Curiosity Mars rover seen here, into any environment with a flat surface. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

Spacecraft 3D

Get an up-close-and-personal look at a variety of NASA spacecraft designed to study the Earth, Mars and the universe, using this augmented reality application. You can view the details of each craft in your own pace and environment.

Eventually, NASA also partners with various companies to create AR applications are used in Operations and Training.

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