u is for up

okay, cool.

we don’t watch movies at preschool (though wouldn’t that be fun?) or any videos for that matter.  but i bet a lot of our friends have seen up.  and if not, they will likely still appreciate this feat by national geographic.  amazing!

Yesterday morning, March 5 at dawn, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high, reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, and flew for approximately one hour.

thanks, meg. : )

4 thoughts on “u is for up

  1. Saw this one too last wk on the news and wanted to show it to my pre-K class. It was amazing! Thought afterwards…How did they get the house down? was it tethered, if not, where did it land? Maybe they just popped one balloon at a time! :>



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