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NASA is sending Microsoft’s Hololens into space through the project Sidekick


Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) comes with a new mission statement and it directly goes to the point. The operating system maker’s new official goal is to “empowers each and every individual in this universe and also every organization on this globe to achieve more.”nasa-microsoft-hololens-sidekick-program

In 2013 Steve Ballmer, Former CEO Microsoft Corporation gave a mission statement for it, “create a family of devices and services for individuals and business that empowers people around the globe at home, at work and on the go, for the activities they value the most”, which has now been replaced by a new and enhanced one that completely makes sense.

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Recently, Microsoft Corporation has got a new mission statement that says,

“Microsoft plans to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more”.

Its new mission is a clear portrayal of its new CEO Satya Nadella vision, one of the most influential tech leaders we have.

Before 2013, Microsoft’s agenda used to be very simple to put a computer on every desk and in every home, and then it was Steve Ballmer’s perception to turn Microsoft into a software and hardware firm. Hence, Microsoft came up with a mission, to create a family of devices and services for individuals and business blah, blah, blah. This statement enraged a storm for Microsoft and pushed further its fate into a pit. The mission led the company to acquire Nokia and the successive launch of the Windows phone line.

Acting Out the Mission

To accomplish its new mission statement, Microsoft is working really hard to lift the mountain, which says, to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more and which is why Microsoft is planning to endow its astronauts with HoloLens headsets for their space missions. The hot news is that, NASA and Microsoft have joined hands to create a Sidekick recently. Sidekick is an entirely new upcoming project to use the AR tech to aid the astronauts aboard the ISS.

The Sidekick helps in two easy ways and is easy to work with on and aboard. In the first one, the Remote Expert Mode in which a proficient in the ground will relate with astronauts in the space via Skype. After which the HoloLens will allow those present on the ground to see what exactly the astronauts are able to see so that they can accurately guide the mission back on Earth.

In the second one, HoloLens will have a defined and well-structured procedure to decrease the time delay that occurs in between communications. Then the Procedure Mode overlays will be provided in animated form to reduce the time on training missions.

The prior mission statement that said, to create a family of devices, set out by firm created a lot of fuss for the organization. It led to a $900 million Surface tablet note – down and it is already on its way to causing a note – down of the way back established Nokia device business and also witnessed the inevitable exit of Ballmer.

Nadella wrote in the new mission statement as,

“We will be open to learning our own biases and changing our behaviors so we can tap into the collective power of everyone at Microsoft,” “We don’t just value differences, we seek them out, we invite them in. And as a result, our ideas are better, our products are better and our customers are better served.”

But, with a new mission statement “to empower” the firm envisages a golden future ahead. Moving on the edge further this mission provides sets an appropriate track for it to follow and fly high.

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