NASA Doctor ‘Beamed Up’ to ISS with ‘Holoportation’ Technology
The American space agency Nasa has unveiled future plans to look after astronauts in space, after it “holoported” scientists onto the International Space Station in October last year.
Not to be confused with the more familiar teleporting, holoporting concerns the transfer of 3D images anywhere and in real time, with the models being present and interacting with another person in the same space.
Nasa flight surgeon Dr Josef Schmid, who was one of the first humans to be “holoported” in the experiment in late 2021, said: “This is completely new manner of human communication across vast distances.
“Furthermore, it is a brand-new way of human exploration, where our human entity is able to travel off the planet. Our physical body is not there, but our human entity absolutely is there.
“It doesn't matter that the space station is traveling 17,500 mph and in constant motion in orbit 250 miles above Earth, the astronaut can come back three minutes or three weeks later and with the system running, we will be there in that spot, live on the space station.”