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 It's about one-third as fast as The Space Shuttle In other words, 10,000 kilometers per hour is 0.358720 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 2.78770 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 27,877 kph. 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, 10,000 kilometers per hour is 3.04 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 0.3290 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 3,294 kph. 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, 10,000 kilometers per hour is 4.10 times the speed of a Jet Fighter, and the speed of a Jet Fighter is 0.240 times that amount. (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 2,400 kilometers per hour. 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, 10,000 kilometers per hour is 7.230 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.1380 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 1,380 kph. 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, 10,000 kilometers per hour is 8.10 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 0.1230 times that amount. (in dry air at 20°C)The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 343 m/s. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 5,390 kilometers per hour to 5,620 kilometers per hour 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 15 times 10,000 kilometers per hour. (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 40,000 kph and 260,000 kph, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 10,000 kph. It's about thirty times as fast as a Peregrine Falcon In other words, 10,000 kilometers per hour is 25.70 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 0.0389 times that amount. (a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 389 kph 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.