Sunglasses, Paragon StratEx Suit


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

On October 24, 2014, Dr. Alan Eustace used a state-of-the-art pressure suit assembly to ascend to the top of the stratosphere beneath a large plastic balloon and sky dive back to Earth. He reportedly reached a maximum altitude of 135,889 feet.

These glasses were worn by Eustace during his jump. Eustace wore the Adidas Elevation Climacool sunglasses to protect his eyes from harmful UV light. These sunglasses use a ventilation system that prevents fogging by managing air flow via special vents on the pad.

The Eustace-Kwan family donated this item along with the suit to the Museum in 2015.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Gift of Alan Eustace


plastic, elastic


3-D: 21.6 × 15.2 × 5.1cm (8 1/2 × 6 × 2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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