Picture of the Day: Balloon House from UP in Real Life!
THE BALLOON HOUSE FROM ‘UP’ IN REAL LIFE!
Photograph by National Geographic
My Modern Met: On 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′ x 18′ tall house with three hundred 8′ colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles. The team 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 filming of the event, from a private airstrip, will be part of a new National Geographic Channel series called, How Hard Can it Be?, which will premiere in Fall of 2011.
via My Modern Met