About Us

Night Crew Labs, LLC is an aerospace engineering technologies and creative media venture created in 2015. Its first video feature, “Grand Canyon from the Stratosphere!”, has reached over 7 million viewers and captivated audiences worldwide.

We are the leaders in launching high altitude balloons with state-of-the-art engineering technology and video equipment. At their peak altitudes, views from high altitude balloons provide the visuals of being in space, at a fraction of the cost to get there. Our balloons can ascend to above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere, where valuable engineering data and near space visuals can be collected.

Contact us to learn more about how we can meet your needs for your next high-flying project.


Mission Statement

Our mission at Night Crew Labs is to captivate audiences by showcasing Earth’s beauty from rarely-seen perspectives. We achieve this by integrating our custom engineering systems with leading-edge payloads.

In addition, Night Crew Labs conducts scientific research, promotes STEM outreach, and supports worldwide conservation efforts.



For business inquiries, contact marketing (at) nightcrewlabs (dot) com



Bryan Bryan Chan, PresidentLinkedinYouTube-icon

Bryan is a space systems engineer and enjoys trekking and photography. He has worked on aerospace projects ranging from rockets to Mars entry vehicles at SpaceX, NASA­-JPL, and Space Systems Loral. He graduated from Georgia Tech and Stanford University in aerospace engineering.


Contact: bryan (at) nightcrewlabs (dot) com




Ashish LinkedinAshish Goel

Ashish is a Ph.D. student in the Aeronautics and Astronautics department at Stanford University, working in the Space Environment and Satellite Systems lab. He did his bachelors in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and loves building and sending things into space.


Contact: ashish (at) nightcrewlabs (dot) com




Tyler Reid

Tyler is a Ph.D. candidate in the Aeronautics and Astronautics department at Stanford University, working in the GPS Research Lab. He is also an alumnus of the International Space University and has worked as a Software Engineer at Google’s Street View.


Contact: tyler (at) nightcrewlabs (dot) com




RSnyder-2863Corey Snyder

Corey is an east coast transplant living in and loving the woods outside Palo Alto.  He spends most of his free time in the great outdoors, or at least driving to it. He is an alumnus of the NASA Academy. He graduated from West Virginia University and the University of Colorado at Boulder in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Contact: corey (at) nightcrewlabs (dot) com





PaulPaul Tarantino

Paul is a  Ph.D. candidate in the Space Environment and Satellite Systems Lab in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. His research interests are in space related technologies and applications.


Contact: paul (at) nightcrewlabs (dot) com