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Scatter your loved one's ashes in space

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How do you want to be remembered? How do you celebrate a departed loved one who spent their life exploring and adventuring? We are all made of stardust. So when the time comes, why not let our dust return to the stars?

Ascension Flights is the premier space scattering service. Created by the world's leading Near Space flight experts, our flight system carries the ashes to the edge of space and scatters them in a gentle cascade using our unique, purpose-designed scattering device.

Carried around the world by stratospheric winds, they will circle through the heavens before finally returning to Earth in rainfall and snowflakes.

The ascent and moment of release can even be captured on video and made into a beautiful memorial film for you to treasure and share.



The Ascension Flights team preparing to launch a balloon which will scatter ashes in space

Serenity Launch

Our Serenity Launch is flown from a beautiful site in Sheffield, UK. The ashes are carried inside the balloon and scattered across the Earth from over 100,000 feet as the balloon bursts. You and your guests can attend and be a part of the launch.

The Serenity Launch does not include a video memorial. 


The Ascension Flights scattering mechanism scattering ashes in space

Memorial Launch

Our Memorial Launch is flown from our site in Sheffield. Our flight system carries the ashes into space and films their release with our bespoke scatter mechanism. After the flight is completed, our in-house editing team will produce a stunning video memorial with footage from the launch, set to music of your choice.

You and your guests are welcome to attend and be a part of the launch.


Ascension Flights preparing to launch a balloon in the desert

Personal Launch

Our Personal Launch allows you to choose your own launch location. We'll work with you to find a suitable date, time and location that's important to you and your loved ones. The Personal Launch includes all the features of the Memorial Launch, including the memorial video.

from £3095

How does it work?

Our flight system has four sections, each with a specific function.

  • The flight train comprises the custom space-capable balloon and the parachute deployment system.

  • The dual tracking system allows us to monitor the location of the flight system in real-time throughout the journey and recover every single flight.

  • The scatter mechanism contains the ashes and scatters them in a controlled dispersal once the target altitude is reached.

  • The dual camera pod system ensures a stunning capture of the moment of release.

Our flight train and tracking system have been developed and perfected in our work as Sent Into Space. We have conducted over 400 flights in the last 8 years and maintain a 100% recovery record.

The scatter mechanism was designed and built specifically to protect and scatter ashes. We pride ourselves on the quality and reliability of our results, which is why we spent over two years testing and refining the mechanism until we were certain we could provide a perfect service every time.

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Commemorative items

Once your flight has taken place, we have a range of items to help you commemorate your departed loved one, all available free of charge. We understand that grief is a highly personal process and everyone has different wishes, so if you don’t want any of these items, or if there’s anything else you’d like, just let us know.


Who are we?

Ascension Flights is run by the world leaders in Near Space flight, Sent Into Space and accredited by the British Institute of Funeral Directors.

Our team members are passionate about bringing the majesty of space a little closer for everyone. Since 2012 we’ve conducted over four hundred high altitude flights and have recovered 100% of the payloads we've launched. 

We are dedicated to providing the best send-off possible. All our services are conducted with the utmost respect and consideration for your wants and needs. If there’s anything we can do, let us know and we’ll try to make it happen.

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Contact Us

If you would like more information on Ascension Flights, please do get in touch using the form below. You can also contact us by phone on +44 (0) 114 213 1050 or by direct email at

Contact us today and we will help you create an everlasting memorial in the skies.

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