sign up (free!)
The folks over at National Geographic, along with a team of scientists, engineers, and world-class balloon pilots, recreated the house from Disney/Pixar’s UP! The house flew at an altitude of 10,000 feet for 1 hour before it was brought down. This was all done for the new National Geographic Series “How Hard Can it Be?” that premieres fall 2012. Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV6rNqin4P8 The National, Floating House, Up House, Real Life, The Real, National Geographic, World Records, Balloon, Pixar Movie
Also on these boards
...and building meets sky. This incredible floating house was inspired by Pixar’s animated hit movie Up. National Geographic and a team of scientists, engineers, and balloon pilots teamed up to successfully launch a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 colored weather balloons. Reaching an altitude of over 10,000 feet, the team set a World Record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The flight lasted approximately one hour.
The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History Perhaps the most iconic National Geographic photo, Steve McCurry snapped this picture of an Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp in 1984. It almost went unnoticed, until one editor rescued it from a pile and stuck it on the June 1985 Cover