Up! Style Balloon House Takes Flight

March 8, 2011 / 1 Comment

This sure is ┬ábreath-taking stuff. A real-life version of a house was lifted skywards with the help of over 300 balloons. This is actually a real-life version of Pixar’s animated hit film Up! This Up-inspired house was launched from an air field east of LA by the National Geographic Channel.

UPHOUSE Up! Style Balloon House Takes Flight

The approximately one hour long trip took place on 5th of this month. It was held with an objective to the world record for the largest flight of balloons in a cluster.

This 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ colored weather balloons reached an altitude of 10,000 feet that is more than 10 stories high. Then it gently returned to the Earth. The launch was filmed for a series telecasted on the National Geographic Channel titled How Hard It Can Be?

Well, the launch owes its success to the diligent work of many engineers, scientists, and two experienced balloon pilots.

(Via Inhabitat)