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How fast is 241.8 mach?

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It's about four-fifths as fast as a bolt of Lightning.
In other words, 241.8 mach is 0.82 times the speed of a bolt of Lightning, and the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 1.2 times that amount.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as fast as a Meteor.
In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 0.53 times 241.8 mach.
(formally Meteoroid or meteorite, depending on the context; a.k.a. "shooting star", a.k.a. "falling star")
It's about ten-and-a-half times as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 241.8 mach is 10.353 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 0.09659 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 23.356 mach. During liftoff, the space shuttle accelerates to orbital speed in 8.5 minutes, consuming over 1.59 million kg (3.51 million lbs) of propellant in the process.
It's about 90 times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, 241.8 mach is 87.6 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 0.0114 times that amount.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
It's about 100 times as fast as a Jet Fighter.
In other words, 241.8 mach is 120 times the speed of a Jet Fighter, and the speed of a Jet Fighter is 0.0083 times that amount.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
It's about 200 times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, 241.8 mach is 209 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.00478 times that amount.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
It's about 250 times as fast as The Speed of Sound.
In other words, 241.8 mach is 234 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 0.00427 times that amount.
(in dry air at 20°C)