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?".

Via NYP.

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