About Us

Joseph Maydell, a former flight controller for the International Space Station at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, founded High Altitude Science in 2011. “I was sitting at my console in Mission Control on a normal night shift. The crew were already asleep and very little was happening. I remember taking the time to look up at the large front projector screens and being awestruck by the live footage of the earth rolling by below the International Space Station. The Earth’s beauty was breathtaking! Right then I knew I had to find a way to share that experience with as many people as I could.”

As a result, High Altitude Science was formed and has since developed weather balloon kits and hardware that can be safely and reliably launched to the edge of space. Our Eagle Kit includes a versatile camera mount so that users can capture the incredible beauty of our planet. We have also developed a powerful flight computer specifically for high altitude flight. The Eagle Flight Computer, a first of its kind, records data from an array of sensors and generates invaluable scientific data for post mission analysis. Exploration and science are our passions!