Monday, March 7, 2011

Real-Life "Up"-Inspired Floating House

This is cute so I had to share. "Up" was one of those movies for me, haha. Great little inspirational flick.

Yesterday morning, March 5th at dawn, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16' X 16' house 18' tall with 300 8' colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high, reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, and flew for approximately one hour. 

Full story and photos here

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