Yes, it's a commercial (for Toshiba). But it's just plain stunning. And real. Click on the picture to check it out.
And somehow it's fitting that it happened in (and over) the Nevada desert.
Stick around for the ending, too.
Regarding the idea for the commercial, the blog PocketLint notes that
"The Space Chair is in fact virtually identical to a work by UK artist Simon Faithfull, as commissioned by the Arts Catalyst in 2004, called Escape Vehicle No.6 - a film which was recently shown at the BFI Southbank.This time, the project was done with Toshiba HD cameras. Eight of them were strapped under a weather balloon, a chair was attached, and the whole thing floated 18 miles high. When the balloon eventually burst, the rig came crashing back to Earth -- at 700 mph.