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 It's about one-third as fast as The Space Shuttle. In other words, 100 miles per minute is 0.346380 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 2.8870 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 288.70 miles 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. It's about three times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle). In other words, 100 miles per minute is 2.930 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 0.3410 times that amount. (5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 34.10 miles per minute. As the NATO rifle cartridge, it is used by the military forces of more than thirty-one countries, including use in the M16 series, M4 Carbine, HK-416, and M249 Squad automatic weapons used by the United States armed forces. It's about four times as fast as a Jet Fighter. In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 0.250 times 100 miles per minute. (for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)An F-16's maximum speed at altitude is approximately 25 miles per minute. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi). It's about seven times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun). In other words, 100 miles per minute is 6.990 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.1430 times that amount. (for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)A 0.40 caliber Smith & Wesson bullet has a muzzle a velocity of 14.30 miles per minute. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990. It's about eight times as fast as The Speed of Sound. In other words, 100 miles per minute is 7.820 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 0.1280 times that amount. (in dry air at 20°C)The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 12.80 miles per minute. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 55.80 miles per minute to 58.20 miles per minute in water, depending on its salinity. It's about one-fifteenth as fast as a Meteor. In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 16 times 100 miles per minute. (formally Meteoroid or meteorite, depending on the context; a.k.a. "shooting star", a.k.a. "falling star")Small meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere at speeds between 410 miles per minute and 2,700 miles per minute, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 100 miles per minute. It's about twenty times as fast as a Peregrine Falcon. In other words, 100 miles per minute is 24.80 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 0.0403 times that amount. (a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 4.03 miles per minute when diving. Falcons are sometimes sent to scare smaller birds away from airports to improve air traffic safety and were used in World War II to intercept carrier pigeons used by enemy forces.