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Flying Balloon House

18 APR 2012 | Posted By: NickJ

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Goddamn National Geographic get involved with some seriously cool shit: Monkeys, forests, space, the ocean...now this...

Around about this time last year at a private airfield in Los Angeles, NG teamed up with a bunch of scientists, engineers and two world-class balloon pilots to create a real-life version of the flying balloon house from Pixar's hit movie Up. With the help of 300 coloured weather balloons, the crew set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever. The house itself was 16' x 16, 18' tall, weighed 100,000 pounds and including balloons the whole 'aircraft' was more than 10 stories high. 

They filmed the whole experiment as part of a National Geographic series called How Hard Can It Be?, check it out below. Oh yeah, and there's a bit from Up underneath. because it was awesome. And may or may not have made me cry.

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Senior Member Em-T
Up gets me every time.
Em-T  -  2 years ago
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