Record-setting skydiver to get exhibit in D.C.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner, known for making a record-setting jump over New Mexico, is getting his own exhibit.

Unfortunately, it won’t be in New Mexico.

He is taking his pressurized balloon capsule to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

The Austrian parachutist known as “Fearless Felix” was taken to an altitude of  more than 127,000 feet by a helium balloon, then jumped, reaching a speed of more than 840 miles per hour during the October 2012 jump.

Baumgartner became the first human to break the sound barrier with only his body.

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