Saturday, March 12, 2011

Real-Life Version of The Animated Film 'UP'

I love the animated movie Up. After watching it, it made me wonder if it's possible: to take a whole bunch of helium balloons, tight it to my home and fly somewhere??

The people at National Geographic tried it and it worked!! So cool!! It was actually done in part of a new National Geographic Channel series called How Hard Can it Be?, which will premiere in fall 2011.

A team of scientists, engineers and world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16'x16' house 18' tall with 8' coloured weather balloons and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. 300 helium balloons were used! The lightweight building reached more than 3000m and remained in the air for about an hour.

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