In a stunning example of life imitating art, National Geographic just launched, literally, a real life version of the floating house from the movie Up. Check out the whole story plus some amazing behind-the-scenes images.
On March 5, a team of scientists and the folks at National Geographic launched their version of the animated house from Pixar Studio's Up. The 16-foot by 16-foot house was lifted by 300 eight-foot weather balloons. The event was supervised by two hot-air balloon experts.
The even was filmed for an upcoming episode of Nat Geo's "How Hard Can it be?" It sets a record for the largest balloon cluster flight, reaching a height of 10,000 feet and floating for about one hour.
Makes those feeble attempts at launching your lawn chair look pretty weak, now, doesn't it? Check out more views of the house in the gallery below.
Via My Mobile Net