The Aether was explored early on. The great minds of the world worked together to create a small gravity well around the primitive airships. Up, up they sent brave and courageous explorers into the aether beyond the atmosphere.
The atmosphere in the aether is not hospitable for the life of man. Conquering our fears we had yet to conquer the wild folds of the dark aether. The men yearned for an adventure even as they struggled for breath.
It was through the gasps of these first heroes breaths that true freedom was born and within ten years we had begun exploring the secrets of the veil of the universe that we call the aether.