Felix Baumgartner (born 20 April 1969) is an Austrian skydiver and a BASE jumper. He is renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. Baumgartner spent time in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.
Actually he's doing it for science. If the Space Shuttle Challenger astronauts had suits like he'll be wearing it could have saved their lives. He wasn't able to do it today & the balloon touched the ground so they'yy try again w/ a new balloon.