Supersonic Balloon and Capsule Exhibit at the Smithsonian
by Deirdre Blake
posted Apr 1 2014 7:48AM
Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner is bringing his pressurized balloon capsule from his record-setting jump to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
The exhibit opens Wednesday and includes the Red Bull Stratos capsule that took Baumgartner to the edge of space, and one of his pressure suits. The Austrian parachutist reached a speed of more than 843 mph during his October 2012 jump over New Mexico. That's 1.25 times the speed of sound.