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How fast is 159 kilometers per second?

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It's about one-and-three-fifths times as fast as a bolt of Lightning.
In other words, the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 0.63 times 159 kilometers per second.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
It's about four times as fast as a Meteor.
In other words, 159 kilometers per second is 3.8 times the speed of a Meteor, and the speed of a Meteor is 0.26 times that amount.
(formally Meteoroid or meteorite, depending on the context; a.k.a. "shooting star", a.k.a. "falling star")
It's about twenty-and-a-half times as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 159 kilometers per second is 20.533 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 0.048702 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
It's about 150 times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, 159 kilometers per second is 174 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 0.00575 times that amount.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
It's about 250 times as fast as a Jet Fighter.
In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 0.0042 times 159 kilometers per second.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
It's about 400 times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, 159 kilometers per second is 414 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.00242 times that amount.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
It's about 450 times as fast as The Speed of Sound.
In other words, 159 kilometers per second is 464 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 0.00216 times that amount.
(in dry air at 20°C)