Monday, March 7, 2011

UP. in the AIR.

A friend of mine tweeted about this amazing project in which National Geographic built and launched a
house suspended by balloons...
just like the house from (you guessed it)

I don't usually like to regurgitate info that has already been shared on others blogs


This was just too good to resist.

All the photos and info are from Eugene's Blog

"Yesterday morning, March 5 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."

The movie is a very touching story of love, loss and friendship.

I highly recommend watching it, if you haven't already.

I guess I wasn't the only one wondering if this 
was possible while watching the movie ;)


  1. Up was a great movie and it's so cool that they created the scene in real life!

    thanks for the add on twitter and it's so nice to meet another blogger from ottawa :)

  2. Hey, Thanks :) Nice to meet you too!
    Ottawa bloggers are few in numbers but abundant in quality ;)


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