March 10, 2011
We’ve heard of rising home prices but actual rising homes? Now that’s worth a few pics!
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.