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6,400,000 yards per minute is about twelve-and-a-half times as fast as The Space Shuttle
In other words, it's 12.5960 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 0.07939 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 508,110 yards per minute. 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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