Fly into the sky on balloons: the real version of the flying house cartoon "Up"
• Fly in the sky on balloons: the real version of the flying house from the animated film "Up"
If after watching the cartoon "Up" you thought it would be nice like that up on the balloons along with the entire house (and enjoy) and fly over other countries, are not issued any visas and without spending money on tickets, then - as it is at the time proved to National Geographic - it's possible! Almost...
In the cartoon 78-year-old retiree Carl Frederickson released into the sky hundreds of balloons filled with helium, and took off with his house. For Team National Geographic needed for this venture just a team of scientists, engineers and two operators balloons, a few dozen volunteers, wooden house, and 300 balloons. Only! The entire project - with balls and a house - get the height of 10 floors. In the air, the house lasted for about an hour, and about how it was possible to see in the following video:
Of course, in fact it was not a real home, there was no furniture, no electricity or running water, but he looked outside he is very authentic - just like in the cartoon. Executive producer Ben Bowie said: "We found that getting to fly a real home at all-it's almost impossible." And his partner Ian White adds: "But it is possible, because it is run lightweight version at home and then you can even pick up into the air and the people in this house.."
on the balloons inside the house view
Finishing touches before launch.
The volunteers helped experts to cope with the task.
All the balloons were filled with helium.
Each ball was 2, 5 meters high, filled them with helium, and when assembled together, to bind to the house, the event contributed to the Guinness Book of Records as the largest number of balloons, which flew on a stationary object. House, which is modeled on a cartoon, turned dimensions 4 x 4 8m, 8m x 5, 5m. They decided to run on the territory of the Desert in California, so that the house would not be accidentally dropped on someone's head. And inside the house we put two people, just like in the cartoon. It turned out just amazing - almost like a fairy tale!
A shot from the cartoon * Up *.
Preparation of balloons.
Total 300 balls were used, each of which is 2, 5 meters tall.
The house is in the air.
The house was in the air for about an hour.
National Geographic managed to launch into the air house with the help of balloons.
The house is high in the sky.