Lifted only by the sun and the energies of the atmosphere – without lithium, solar panels, helium or fossil fuels – Tomás Saraceno's flying sculpture, a synthesis of art, science and environmental activism, took off on 28 January 2020 at Salinas Grandes, in the province Jujuy, Argentina.
Aerocene Pacha and her pilot Leticia Marques, could set six world records in both the ‘Female’ and ‘General’ category (monitored by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) for:
Distance: 1,7 km carried by the winds
Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes on air free from fossil fuels
Altitude: 272.1 m lifted by the sun