Supersonic Skydiver's Capsule Going on View in D.C.

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    This image made from video, provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever � a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. (AP Photo/Red Bull Stratos)

    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 museum is opening an exhibit Wednesday that includes the Red Bull Stratos capsule that took Baumgartner to the edge of space, and one of his pressure suits.

    The Austrian parachutist known as ``Fearless Felix'' 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. Baumgartner became the first human to break the sound barrier with only his body. A giant helium balloon took him to an altitude of 127,852 feet for the jump.

    Baumgartner's capsule and flight suit will eventually become part of the museum's permanent collection at its Udvar-Hazy Center in northern Virginia.