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 It sets a record for the largest balloon cluster flight, reaching a height of 10,000 feet and floating for about one hour.

In a stunning example of life imitating art, National Geographic just launched, literally, a real life version of the floating house from the movie Up.  (Pics)

 

 

On March 5, a team of scientists and the folks at National Geographic launched their version of the animated house from Pixar Studio’s Up. The 16-foot by 16-foot house was lifted by 300 eight-foot weather balloons. The event was supervised by two hot-air balloon experts.

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The event was filmed for an upcoming episode of Nat Geo’s “How Hard Can it be?” It sets a record for the largest balloon cluster flight, reaching a height of 10,000 feet and floating for about one hour.

Makes those feeble attempts at launching your lawn chair look pretty weak, now, doesn’t it?

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