Up-Inspired Floating House (14 photos)

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.

National Geographic's website

Related: More Up-Inspired Goodness
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Comment by Nayel Halim on March 31, 2011 at 11:58pm
Comment by 楊小羊 on March 19, 2011 at 6:53am
soooooooooooo cool!
Comment by grace on March 9, 2011 at 8:39pm
You were credited on Black Eiffel blog!
Comment by Alyssa Anda on March 9, 2011 at 11:42am
@Linda-you should show him this post and maybe it'll inspire him to do an Up photo shoot for us! :)
Comment by Linda Wang on March 9, 2011 at 12:05am
@alyssa -- i know, right?? so cute!!! the funny thing is, i have a friend who is the spitting image of the boy who is the real-life spitting image of russell. except my friend is 23.
Comment by Alyssa Anda on March 8, 2011 at 2:22pm
@Linda-thanks for sharing! He is so adorable! :)
Comment by Marica on March 8, 2011 at 8:14am
SOO Cool!! I always dreamed to do something like this.
Comment by Jamie on March 7, 2011 at 7:10pm
that's wonderful but in the actually movie up the mailbox wasn't attached to the house it was in his yard, oh yea also the baloons were in the chimmney not the middle of the house... but still it is pretty awsome
Comment by sAm on March 7, 2011 at 1:42pm
Unbelievable!! Sooo cool.
Comment by Linda Wang on March 7, 2011 at 11:58am
i love this!!! up is one of my favorite movies :]

if only the national geographic team had found this cute kid to go in the pictures as well ;]


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