Part of the package to be sent to the ISS onboard the SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on December 16, Google Glass will be tested as an augmented reality tool in the pre-flight integration and post-flight operations, Glass Almanac reported.

The mission will take a team from the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, in partnership with the non-profit Kentucky Space, to the ISS.

The team will "analyse the regeneration mechanisms of flatworms in the microgravity environment of space". Google Glass will not be part of the actual mission but rather work as an augmented reality assistant during pre-flight and post-flight.

This small experiment will help scientists utilise Google Glass as a human interface with Kentucky Space experiments on the ISS in 2015.