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National Geographic Recreates Flying 'Up' House

A team from National Geographic recently set out to bring one of the most magical moments from Pixar's 'Up' to life. This was, of course, the scene when the house took flight for the first time. By rigging a 16-foot by 16-foot, 18-foot tall house with 300 8-foot colored weather balloons, they managed to successfully break the record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted.



Launched from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, the house flew for roughly one hour and reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet.


The experiment was part of a new series called “How Hard Can it Be?” which is set to air on the National Geographic Channel in the fall of 2011.

Check out all of the pictures over on My Modern Met.