Photograph of Soaring House Recreates "Up"
Posted by David Ozanich — 8 Mar 2011
This photo caught my eye this morning as it's right up front in today's New York Post. Three hundred helium-filled weather balloons were used to float this one-ton house in an attempt to recreate an imaginative scene from the animated film "Up."
Technically the house is a lightweight replica of a real house (the Post calls a "glorified gondola"). It soared above a remote California airfield for about an hour. The Post reports that "Engineers conceded it would be virtually impossible to launch a real house with balloons."
The stunt is for a new National Geographic show called "How Hard Can It Be?".