On March 5th, National Geographics 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′ coloured 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?
I love the pictures. It makes you realise what amazing things we can do with a bit of creative inspiration. And if you havent seen Up, then you have to watch it. It is brilliant.
I found this story and the images thanks to Eugene on his My Modern Met blog