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Sev
03-07-2011, 08:50 AM
The real life balloon lift. Just like the cartoon.
Sweet!!!

http://therandomforest.com/national-geographic-real-life-floating-house/
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National Geographic Real-Life Floating House
By Nigel Bonn · March 7, 2011 ·
National Geographic Real-Life Floating House

http://clipsyndicate.com/video/playl...4323?wpid=8989

National Geographic Real-Life Floating House – Just like in the animated movie ‘Up‘, the National Geographic has created a real-life floating house. As part of a feature for an upcoming show called How Hard Can It Be?, which will be shown on the National Geographic channel, they successfully launched a house into the sky using balloons.
National Geographic Real-Life Floating House

Inspired by the highly acclaimed Pixar movie, ‘Up‘, it took 300 helium-filled weather balloons, a team of scientists, engineers, volunteers and two world-class balloon pilots to get the house airborne. The experiment is to feature in an upcoming show called How Hard Can it Be? on the National Geographic Channel.

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 film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named Russell who fly to South America in a house suspended by helium balloons. The film has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with a rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes , and grossed over $731 million worldwide.

National Geographic Real-Life Floating House – See some truly fantastic photos of the launch here. I look forward to seeing the How Hard Can it Be? show on the National Geographic Channel</span>

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/upinspired-floating-house-14

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t278/Sevelli/General%20Pictures%201/NationalGeographicChannel1.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t278/Sevelli/General%20Pictures%201/NationalGeographicChannel8.jpg

LWW
03-07-2011, 04:37 PM
There's dumb ... and then there's plumb dumb ...

LWW

Sev
03-07-2011, 04:38 PM
Come on. I know you think it would have been cool to be up there.

LWW
03-07-2011, 05:26 PM
No, but it would be fun to watch the idjit do it.

LWW