Red Bull Stratos - Launch site in Roswell, New Mexico
The mission, Red Bull Stratos, will take renowned athlete Felix Baumgartner to at least 120,000 feet above the ground and attempt a freefall jump targeted to reach supersonic speeds.
[Update October 2010] The Red Bull Stratos program has been stopped with immediate effect: redbullstratos.digitalnewsagency.com/story/view/4992-statement-regarding-red-bull-stratos
[Update February 2012] The legal issues have been resolved and the project has been revived. Chances are that the jump will be performed in August 2012.