In the Pixar movie “Up,” 78-year-old Carl Frederickson lifts his house in the air by attaching hundreds of balloons and taking off on a journey to realize his life-long promise to his wife -- traveling around the world.
He does this all by himself, but in reality, it took a team of scientists, engineers, two balloon pilots and dozens of volunteers to set up a small house attached to 300 helium-filled balloons.
The small house was not a real one, but a light-weight house measuring 4.8 meters by 4.8 meters, and standing 5.5 meters high.
(National Geographic Channel)
The small house took off into the air and flew for about an hour at a 3-kilometer altitude with people on board in a private airfield in California.
The project was the part of a new National Geographic TV series “How Hard Can It Be,” expected to be aired in 2012, and recorded as the largest balloon flight ever tried.
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