On the morning of March 23, 2016, it was announced by Majestic, the popular SEO toolset, that they are ready to print the internet graph in 3D while in outer space on the International Space Station.
The Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft was launched successfully from Cap Canaveral Air Force Station at 11:05 pm ET on March 22, and along for the ride was the Majestic Internet graph, among other items.
There is a 3D printer on board designed to work in zero gravity that will print, in 3D, the Majestic Landscape, which represents a data visualization of the entire internet. The name of the project is #MajesticInSpace (MIS).
This is what s expected to be printed:
Dixon Jones from Majestic said that “every business wants to put itself on the map… We decided to take ourselves off the map.” Understandably, every company wants to be known for something, and for Majestic, this would certainly help them be known for something big. Dixon added:
- Majestic is the first UK company to 3-D print anything in space.
- No one has ever recreated the internet before in a physical form, let alone in 3-D on the ISS.
- The data behind the 3-D visualization lies in Majestic’s unique ability to crawl the internet on a massive scale and tell which websites and pages are the most trustworthy across the web.
- This will be one of the first commercial business transactions to ever be completed in space.
- Majestic and MIS are literally creating a piece of sculpture out of mathematics in space.
This news is certainly interesting, as well as entertaining! Not many other people will be able to boast about something like this in a long time.
Dixon Jones from Majestic explains:
“Space has a huge symbolic significance for our team at Majestic. Like the internet, space is vast – possibly infinite. Like the internet, we are able to see and experience some of space, but much of it awaits to be discovered. This #MajesticInSpace project puts into perspective, not just the huge potential for Majestic to help businesses understand how to be more successful online, but sets in motion that idea that space is far from the final frontier of human and business potential.”