Real Life “Up” House

I remain firmly convinced, as I have been since middle school, that National Geographic must be one of the coolest places to work EVER.

Photos courtesy of National Geographic


Photos and info via My Modern Metropolis: On 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.

How great is THAT?

3 thoughts on “Real Life “Up” House”

  1. That is so very cool! I will have to show my big boys tomorrow 🙂

    Hey I hope Mimi is doing better still! Justin has had RSV/bronchiolitis twice now @4 mo & 10 mo & it's no fun at all (as you know). It's really scary when they can't breathe very well. She is so little & tiny to be dealing with all that!

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