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March 10, 2011

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At dawn this past Saturday, the National Geographic Channel and a flock of scientists, engineers and two world class balloon pilots launched a 16 foot by 16 foot by 18 foot house.

How? By attaching 300 brightly coloured weather balloons, of course!

The launch, which was inspired by Pixar’s Up, broke a Guinness World Record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The house reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet and was in the air for about one hour over a private airfield east of Los Angeles.

Here are a handful of photographs, courtesy of the National Geographic Channel.

The record will be part of a new National Geographic Channel series called How Hard Can It Be? which will premiere in 2012. Set your TiVo now!

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