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For the first time in human history, humans fly free into the air.

On the 25th of January 2020, Aerocene Pacha — a fuel-free hot air balloon — lifted a person into the sky, landing safely back on earth using only sun and air we all breathe, setting six unprecedented world records.

Aerocene flies without fossil fuels, batteries, lithium, solar panels, helium, hydrogen and carbon emissions. This marks the most sustainable human flight in the history of aviation, being certified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

Altitude: 275,5 mts AGL
Distance: 1.73 km
Duration: 1 h 14 min*

*Certified by the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale);
A safe & certified vehicle;
For the female and general categories.

Aerocene is...

A worldwide interdisciplinary community that seeks to devise new modes of sensitivity, reactivating a common imaginary towards an ethical collaboration with the environment and the atmosphere, free from borders, free from fossil fuels, towards a new epoch.


collect, reuse and fly with a plastic bag

Aerocene emerged through Museo Aero Solar in 2007, a community practice forming through cooperation and the simple acts of reusing plastic bags. A flying museum, an aerosolar sculpture, for and of collaborative endeavours, Museo Aero Solar continues to float around the Planet. Where will it land next?


a kit that teaches you how to float

The Aerocene Backpack is a starter kit that offers a new way to move and sense the air, using only the heat from the Sun.
The Aerosolar sculpture enclosed in the portable backpack is everything you need to float without burning fossil fuels, helium, and other rare gases.


travel around the world lifted only by the sun


Is it possible to circumnavigate the world, using no other resource than the sun?

In 2012, Visiting Artist at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), Tomás
Saraceno, posed this question to meteorologist Lodovica Illari at the MIT Department of
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS). In 2015, the Float Predictor
emerged as a collaborative navigational tool developed by the Aerocene Foundation
that invites us to shape a period of time, a new epoch.

Aerocene App

Where will you float?

Built on the Float Predictor, the Aerocene App is a global forecasting system using open meteorological data to predict flight paths of aerosolar sculptures circling around the globe without CO2 emissions.

Scan the QR Code, download the Aerocene App and join the Aerocene Community!

aerocene app qr
For iOS and Android

The Aerocene App (2020) is developed by the Aerocene Foundation in collaboration with Studio Tomás Saraceno