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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration have recently teamed up with the San Francisco based company Osterhout Design Group in order to develop computerized glasses to be used by astronauts on space.

According to NASA, these specially developed glasses will help astronauts in certain outer space tasks like doing repairs and conducting experiments. OSG is known for making augmented-reality glasses that can project any information needed by its user right into the glasses' lenses.

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NASA added that they are planning to develop a virtual reality glass that can project specific how-to guidelines which will then be followed by the astronauts, according to Venture Beat.

NASA's engineering department is on busy developing a system that will integrate the organizations software into the glasses. NASA added that they will be conducting undersea simulation in order to test the progress of the project. If the prototypes pass test tests, it will be submitted into NASA's flight program in order to be sent to astronauts in space.

NASA's Johnson Space Center strategic partnership manager Sean Carter said, "By the fall, we will have astronaut and crew feedback. It's our goal to approach the programs shortly thereafter. I don't know that the crew will let us wait that long."

Presently, astronauts in space missions solely rely on printed instruction manuals. If they are doing repairs on outer space they use index cards, held together by metal rings, in order to give them information on how to fix the problem.

On 2014, NASA approached Google to see if the Google Glass could deliver the features the organization is planning. However, Google declined the offer saying that the company is focusing more on its consumer base, according to SFGate.