If I told you it’d only take 300 helium-filled balloons to turn imagination into reality.. would you believe it?
National Geographic put together a team of scientists, engineers and two balloon pilots to launch a 16′ X 16′ house with weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles. The Up! house reached 10,000 feet and flew for about one hour. The filming will be part of a new NatGeo series called How Hard Can it Be?, to be premiered in fall 2011.
Surely this 16-by-16 house is not a real house – but who cares? It is a house that flies for real! It is the Up! house! So if you want to avoid going somewhere and want to be really inaccessible.. this would be great. If you’re feeling blue.. or simply if you want to spare some time for yourself.. Or how about staying in on a Saturday evening with friends.. with a nice movie and a glass of wine. But wait – you can also stay Up!
Dream people, dream big.