I saw one of these images floating around the Internet last week and at first sight thought it must have been a mini-model used in the Up movie. Curiosity and balloon-love got the better of me and I found out a little more about it. It's the real deal! Scientists, engineers and balloon pilots managed to fly the house 10,000 feet and for over an hour! You can go and see lots more images at My Modern Met, and also visit National Geographic for the unending source of wonder that it is!