the ultimate final adventure
Scatter ashes in space
When nowhere on Earth feels grand enough...
When an exceptional person passes away, they deserve to be remembered and celebrated in an exceptional way. But picking the right location to scatter a loved one's ashes can be a fraught process at a time of grief.
...choose the ultimate adventure
Aura Flights scatters each passenger's ashes over 100,000 feet above the Earth in the inky black of space.
Here, they spread out to travel around the entire planet for 3–6 months, before finally settling across the globe as rainfall and snowflakes to become one with nature again.
It's the ultimate final adventure for a life well-lived, all for less than the price of a traditional funeral service.
What our clients say
The Aura Flights team were caring and professional, keeping me and my family updated every step of the way. It was a beautiful send-off we can cherish in the future.
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How does it work?
Our passengers travel in a spacecraft lifted by a hydrogen-filled stratospheric balloon. When the craft reaches 100,000 feet (32,500 metres) above the Earth, the intelligent scatter vessel at the heart of the craft opens to release the ashes in a gentle cascade. We scatter the full complement of ashes, with each flight dedicated to a single passenger or couple.
Over the following 6 months, the passenger's ashes traverse the entire planet, spreading out to cover every corner of the globe. In time, they descend into the upper atmosphere, mingle with pockets of water vapour, and finally return to the Earth as raindrops and snowflakes.
The spacecraft is equipped with two space-capable 4K cameras, which film the launch, ascent and moment of release. Following the flight, we transform the footage into a personalised memorial video for friends and family, incorporating photographs, written messages and video clips from the passenger's life.
Not only is a space scattering an incredible way to celebrate a loved one, it's also surprisingly affordable: at £2950, our memorial scattering service costs less than the average traditional funeral.
Detailed climate simulation systems, live-tracking technology and full regulatory compliance guarantee that passengers and public alike will be safe.
Our majestic planet deserves to be cared for. Find out about our renewable hydrogen lift gas, biodegradable balloons and planet-friendly manufacturing methods.
The heart of Aura Flights are our passengers. Share their stories on our dedicated memorial pages, created to honour their lives.
Scattered November 2021
"Throughout his life, Grandpa flew around the world. Now he can somehow just keep flying."
Scattered March 2020
"Even though the world as we know it lost their brightest star, please don’t stay sad."