Up-Inspired Floating House

April 6, 2011

National Geographic Up-Inspired Floating House

Did you see the movie “Up”?

I took the little guys to see it when it came out a few years ago and we loved the movie! (Even though it was a bit of a tearjerker.)

When I saw the scene where the house floats up and away into the sky, I wondered to myself if that was really possible.

National Geographic Up-Inspired Floating House

I guess the answer to that question is ‘yes’!

National Geographic Up-Inspired Floating House

Last month, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and balloon pilots successfully launched a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ colored weather balloons to set a new world record.

The filming of this National Geographic experiment will be part of a new National Geographic series called How Hard Can It Be?, which will premiere this fall. (You can read more about this experiment on Modern Met, which is where I found out about it.)

How awesome would it have been to be inside that house when it floated into the sky?


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4 Comments so far

  1. Posted by grace

    April 7, 20111:47 am

    i’d probably shat my pants if i were in that house! i loved the movie ‘up’ and i’d love to see the actual thing…from the ground. heights and i do not get along. :)

  2. Posted by LilSis

    April 7, 201110:17 am

    That’s hilarious, Grace! My sister said about the same thing… she doesn’t love heights either. I guess the closest I may come to something like this is a hot air balloon ride; and that’s on my bucket list. :-)

  3. Posted by Tony @ extra large dog beds

    April 9, 20116:20 pm

    Wow! That’s so cute. I can imagine my dog inside that lil cute house flying with balloons. Now I want to ride a hot air balloon myself. :)

  4. Posted by LilSis

    April 12, 20112:00 pm

    Hi Tony,
    It is fascinating and I think it would have been amazing to be in that lil house!

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