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 It's about 0.000000010 times as fast as The Speed of Light. In other words, 550 feet per minute is 0.00000000931978081983640 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 107,298,660.70150 times that amount. (C) (in a vacuum)The speed of light (and all other electromagnetic radiation) in a perfect vacuum is known as "c" and measures 59,014,263,385.8270 feet per minute, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 39,342,842,257.8740 feet per minute when passing through the glass of a typical window. It's about one-thirty-five-thousandth as fast as a bolt of Lightning. In other words, the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 34,000 times 550 feet per minute. (atmospheric electrical discharge)A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 19,000,000 feet per minute when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year. It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as fast as a Meteor. In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 15,000 times 550 feet 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 2,200,000 feet per minute and 14,000,000 feet 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 550,000 feet per minute. It's about one-three-thousandth as fast as The Space Shuttle. In other words, 550 feet per minute is 0.00036081 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 2,771.50 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 1,524,300 feet 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 one-three-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle). In other words, 550 feet per minute is 0.00305 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 328 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 180,000 feet 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 one-two-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Jet Fighter. In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 240 times 550 feet 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 nan feet per minute. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi). It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun). In other words, 550 feet per minute is 0.00728 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 137 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 75,500 feet per minute. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.