Tuesday, 8 March 2011
As someone who really can't stand the overuse of the word 'amazing', in this instance I'm breaking the rules because I think this is truly amazing. And also beautiful.
National Geographic Channel have created a real-life version of the animated film Up — launching a house thousands of metres into the air using balloons.
Why I'm not sure, I guess I'll have to watch the program to find that out.
A team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16' X 16' house 18' tall with 8' coloured weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted.
If scientists are keen on bringing glorious animation to life then I say next in line is a real-life flying elephant ala Dumbo.