a breathtaking final journey

Scatter ashes
in space

How will you say goodbye?

Send your loved one on a personal flight into the inky blackness of space and scatter their ashes above the breathtaking vista of planet Earth, all for less than the price of a traditional funeral service.

What our clients say

I look up at the blue sky and the clear starry nights differently since dad's ashes were sent up there... so much more than just a ride into space.

Mike Goodfellow

Sunset over Earth from space with the setting sun, space above and Earth below

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, video clips and music from the passenger's life.

Aura Flights scatter vessel ascending to space through golden clouds at sunrise

Always safe

Detailed climate simulation systems, live-tracking technology and full regulatory compliance guarantee that passengers and public alike will be safe.

Environmentally conscious

Our majestic planet deserves to be cared for. Find out about our renewable hydrogen lift gas, biodegradable balloons and planet-friendly manufacturing methods.

For you, for them, for us

Want to scatter the ashes of a loving couple? No problem. We can commemorate a beloved pet as well. You can even plan your own final launch with comprehensive financing options.

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Aura Flights team releasing a sactter vessel

Speak to us today
to start your journey

The heart of Aura Flights are our passengers. Share their stories on our dedicated memorial pages, created to honour their lives.