"It ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)"

Monday, 7 March 2011

Up in the Air!

National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-
class balloon pilots creating a real-life version of Pixar's animated hit film Up.

On March 5th at dawn they 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.