National Geographic Team Re-Create the Floating House from Up
Posted 03.08.11 by reelz
If you thought floating houses supported by balloons belonged only in Pixar movies, think again.
A team from National Geographic have recreated the house from Up, using 300 helium-filled weather balloons. Though it wasn't a real house (it was a custom-built light weight structure), the team was able to get get the house 10,000 feet in the air across California's High Desert for about two hours with two people inside. The experiment was done for a new show called How Hard Can It Be?
Watch the video below for a Good Morning America segment about the experiment.