As a first step to fulfilling that mission, zero’s founder Jose Mariano Lopez-Urdiales proposed a new approach to near-space flight while attending the International Space University Summer Session Program in Valparaiso, Chile, in 2000. From this embryonic state, the idea was developed in an article made public during the 53rd International Aeronautics Congress at Houston, Texas, and in the 50k business plan competition at MIT in 2002. In order to refine this basic idea, two theses, supervised by López-Urdiales, were developed during 2009. Most of the work has been developed in private, driven by our mission to make bloon morally, as well as physically, uplifting. It is a clean system, Earth-friendly by nature, making it possible for thousands of people to see our planet and return, inspired to change the world.