The Real Life House From Up Flies Away

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! I thought it was cool how I floated up and out of the Boston Common attached to a bunch of party balloons, but this was far more cool! There is this National Geographic show How Hard Can it Be made a real house fly! They based the house on the one from the movie Up.

Their cast piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet  for an hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. The house and crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs. It took 300 weather balloons to lift them. It was the largest cluster of balloons used to fly anything ever in the world!. If it is still around when I grow up, I want to buy it!

~Max

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A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. – See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. – See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpufne from the movie Up.

A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. – See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf

A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. – See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. – See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. – See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. – See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf

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