But the crew figured it out, the clouds parted, and they eventually launched their balloon, netting their incredible shots, later compiled by a video editing friend of Chan's. This, however, is not the last video they plan to produce.
"Our ultimate goal with all this stuff is to go to Alaska or a northern latitude to record the Northern Lights from space," Chan said. "Nobody's really been able to do that before."
To that end, the Night Crew Labs team is currently seeking funding to make that project happen. And if it does, they hope to have the footage shot by the end of 2016.
"We're hoping this video puts us on the map," Chan said.
On the map, maybe. But it's hard to be on the map when you're living in the clouds -- literally.
If you're interested in making the Night Crew Labs next project happen, check out the team's website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.