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 32 unprecedented world records.
We fly without fossil fuels, batteries, lithium, solar panels, helium, hydrogen and carbon emissions. This marks the most sustainable human flight in the history of aviation. The FAI (World Air Sports Federation) recognises some of its achieved performances as World Records.
Duration: 16 minutes
Distance: 667.85 meters
*Certified by FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale)
*A safe & certified vehicle
*For the female and general categories
Lithium extraction contaminates the earth. 1 ton of lithium takes 500 000 liters of fresh water needed by communities to survive.
When we harm the environment, we harm the source of life. El agua y la vida valen mas que el litio!
Comunidad de Sal, Maximiliano Laina, 2020
Visualization of World Records setting Aerocene Pacha solar flight.
Saturday, January 25th, 2020 - Longest, highest Free Human Flight - 2.55 km distance, 272.1 mts altitude
An aerosolar journey with one mission: to open up a renewed era of planetary and multispecies solidarity, with the air, for all of Earth—moving past the man-made violence that incites climate change and mass extinction, and into Aerocene.
Utilising lighter-than-air technology, Fly with Aerocene Pacha saw a ground-breaking aerosolar balloon attune to the weather and atmospheric conditions, lifting a human into aerosolar movement, only with the power of the sun
“Humans have always dreamed of flying. Today that dream has become a nightmare. What if we could fly differently?”
The mission brings together representatives of the Salinas Grandes’ native communities, together with multidisciplinary, transnational bodies from art and science, to anthropology, ballooning, engineering and beyond...
Pacha Youtube live screening postponed
In an effort to include as many participants as possible, Aerocene and Studio Tomás Saraceno have decided to temporarily postpone the one-time, online screening of Fly with Aerocene Pacha originally programmed for Saturday April 11th.
We will share the new screening date as soon as possible via our social media channels and Aerocene.org.