Going up, for real

Cluster ballooning is an uncommon form of ballooning in which a single balloonist is attached by a harness to a cluster of relatively small helium-inflated rubber balloons.

The folks at Pixar decided to make a movie involving a serious bit of cluster ballooning, and they called it ‘Up’. Some time ago some scientists decided to calculate exactly how many balloons you’d actually need to send a house into the air.

And now, the entire concept has been recreated for real:


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