Innovative 3D Telemedicine Beams in Holograms to Help Keep Astronauts Healthy

NASA flight surgeon, Dr. Josef Schmid gives a space greeting Oct. 8, 2021, as he is holoported on to the International Space Station. (Credits: European Space Agency/Thomas Pesquet)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — During almost two-years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the growth of telemedicine and new ways of reaching people has changed and developed. In October 2021, NASA flight surgeon Dr. Josef Schmid, industry partner AEXA Aerospace CEO Fernando De La Pena Llaca, and their teams were the first humans “holoported” from Earth into space.