Air transport company Ana Holdings, together with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has launched a new programme, AVATAR X, to boost space exploration using real-world Avatars.
A real-world Avatar is a human-controlled robot that enables a person to see, hear, feel and interact freely in a remote environment in real-time.
It consists of an operator apparatus, a pilot, and remote apparatus, an Avatar, which are in sync with each other.
The AVATAR X programme has been designed to allow humans to remotely build camps on the Moon, promote long-term space missions.
The programme aims to launch new space businesses, which include remote construction on the Moon and Mars; operation and maintenance of space stations and facilities from Earth, and space-based entertainment and travel for the general publi