Ever wished real life could be more like a Pixar movie? It was for a little while on Saturday, as a team of awesome people managed to successfully lift a house into the air, “Up” style, using a bunch of brightly colored balloons.
The 2,000-pound, 16×16-foot yellow house took to the skies with the help of 300 weather balloons that grow to 8 feet tall when inflated. From top to bottom, the entire aircraft measured 10 stories high and reached an altitude of 10,000 feet. It flew for about an hour at dawn from a private airfield east of Los Angeles. Oh, and there were people (but not Carl) aboard.