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National Geographic went the way of totally awesome when they created this real life version of the popular movie Up! A team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots worked to have the 16 feet by 16 feet, 18 feet high house airborne. They made use of 300 helium-filled weather balloons to launch the house off a private airfield east of Los Angeles. The house reached an altitude of 3000 meters and remained airborne for about an hour. The launch also set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. Creation of the even was a part of National Geographic Channel’s new series How Hard Can It Be? The show will debut in the fall of this year.

Via: TheCoolHunter