Going UP! [world record]

This picture really says it all – Awesome

National Geographic Channel USA organized a team of scientists, engineers, two world-class balloon pilots and some volunteers, and made efforts to create a real floating house resembling that in the movie Up:

Pulled by 300 giant helium balloons that are 8 feet in diameter, the real floating house set a new 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. I love when life imitates art!

~ by Fionnlagh on March 22, 2011.

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