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Offline CaeliTopic starter

The house from UP has been built in real life and it flies!
« on: March 06, 2011, 10:11:19 PM »
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/upinspired-floating-house-14

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Our awesome partners over at National Geographic sent over these incredible photos, as they just wrapped up creating a real-life version of Pixar's animated hit film Up. It's pretty amazing what human beings are capable of...

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 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 2011.

A few photos from this blog post:








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Re: The house from UP has been built in real life and it flies!
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 10:26:53 PM »
Anyone know if it landed safely?

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Re: The house from UP has been built in real life and it flies!
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 10:31:29 PM »
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Later in the day it was reported that the house crashed and landed on a witch.

I haven't found any articles about how it landed, though.