Ms. Chandler Nichols, Ms. Halley Miller, and Dr. John Baker attended the Eclipse Ballooning Project workshop on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, MT ( 16-20 July 2016). At the workshop, the group built a tracking system for high altitude balloons, a balloon tracking payload (that employs the Iridium satellite network), a still image payload, and a video payload capable of streaming flight video in real time. The team also had the opportunity to interact with high altitude ballooning teams from across the nation and worked closely with the team from UAH during the workshop. The workshop was held in anticipation of the total eclipse of the Sun on 21 August 2017. This eclipse will be visible in North America and teams from across the country will send payloads to near space (using high altitude balloons) capable of imaging the eclipse and conducting scientific experiments.. The Eclipse Ballooning Project is being organized by the Montana Space Grant Consortium . To find out more about the Eclipse Ballooning Project, go to: http://eclipse.montana.edu. A big thanks to the Alabama Space Grant Consortium for funding the travel to the workshop.