The European Space Agency has contracted Irish firm, Cortona 3D, to provide 3D training videos to help its astronauts perform difficult tasks in space. Astronauts are less likely to make mistakes, it is believed, when following video prompts rather than reading manuals, as was the case up to now.
Specifically, the Irish training videos will be used to help astronauts working on the Automatic Transfer Vehicle, or ATV, that docked recently with the International Space Station, or ISS.
The ATV is essentially a cargo vehicle, bringing food, water and other supplies to astronauts on the ISS.
Click below to watch slot broadcast on TV3’s Ireland AM on 19.08.2009