On Semptember 29th 2017 we had the pleasure to host Mr. Maciej Jakimiec from the Copernicus Project. Mr. Maciej introduced us to the logistics and ways of organizing stratospheric flights. We have also received an invitation to the next edition of the Near Space Conference which will take place on Saturday, 12th of May 2018. The greatest surprise was the proposition of elite workshops with an American guest of the conference, Bill Brown, who is an icon for, us, Near Space enthusiasts. Since 1987 Bill performed over 500 stratospheric flights. He is the founding father of this field. It was Bill to first launch a camera into the atmosphere, to do the first video transmission, to launch the first spaceship from a balloon platform… It was very nice to meet Mr. Maciej. We are also thankful to Mr. Jakub Zdroik for organizing the meeting at the Univeristy of Gdańsk.