on march 5th, the national geographic channel launched a real life balloon house from the disney animated film UP. they attached 300 weather balloons that were 8 feet in diameter each to a 16 x 16 foot house and let it go!
the balloon house floated to 10,000 feet in the air and returned safely down to earth. It was launched from a private air strip outside of LA.
this successful experiment has re-instilled my faith in humans! we CAN do anything!
(images via national geographic)