up, up and away…

( vid link )

If you ever wished you could tie balloons to your house to finally explore the wilds of South America like you’ve always wanted without having to pack one suitcase, you’re in luck… it is possible. Well, sort of.

All you need is a team of scientists, engineers, world-class balloon pilots, a 16X16 ft house, 300 balloons that fill up to 8 ft tall when inflated, and the National Geographic Channel and you’re all set! Easy as pie.

Setting a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted, the entire aircraft from top to bottom was a whopping 10-stories high, made it to an alititude of 10,000 feet, and flew for about an hour. You can catch the full story when the new series “How Hard Can it Be?” premieres later this fall on the National Geographic Channel.


  1. mojo
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm |

    Cluster what?

  2. mech
    Posted March 8, 2011 at 6:04 am |

    Thanks TUA!!!

    I heard an interview about this Saturday and have not been able to find any links until today.