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33,000 furlongs per fortnight is about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as The Space Shuttle
In other words, it's 0.00070874 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 1,411 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 46,561,000 furlongs per fortnight. 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.
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