Big UPs to National Geographic


File under: Awesome.

The scientists and engineers from National Geographic apparently watch a lot of cartoons. Inspired b ythe Pixar movie UP, they decided to see if they could really make a house fly by attaching a bunch of balloons to it.

300 eight-foot-tall weather balloons later, a 16x16 foot house is floating more than 10,000 feet up in the sky.



The whole project new series that'll be on the National Geographic Channel this fall called "How Hard Can it Be?" Check out some more photos and a behind-the-scenes video on the NGC blog.

A team of scientists and engineers from National Geographic, created a real-life floating house based on the Pixar movie UP. The house reached an alititude of more than 10,000 feet, pulled by more than 300 weather balloons.

(Tenuously related, but cute: An UP-inspired wedding cake!)

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