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543 miles per second is about 10,000 times as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst).
In other words, it's 12,000 times the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst), and the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 0.0000830 times that amount.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 0.045 miles per second. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.
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