Tomás Saraceno at tha Victoria & Albert Museum
September 30, 2018
On 8 November 2015, the Aerocene D-O AEC air-fuelled sculpture broke the world record by transporting seven passengers for over two hours without the use of any type of propane.

This made it the first and the longest certified purely solar-powered, lighter-than-air, tethered flight.


ACS member Tomás Saraceno, who initiated the not-for-profit Aerocene Foundation, recorded this momentous achievement with a series of photography entitled White Sands which features in the V&A’s current exhibition. The Future Starts Here presents an interactive look at how design, amidst the unfurling digital revolution, could and is shaping our future.



Until 4 Nov
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL