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 It's about 40 times as fast as a Sloth. In other words, 550 feet per minute is 42 times the speed of a Sloth, and the speed of a Sloth is 0.024 times that amount. (for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 13 feet per minute. Long thought to be lengthy sleepers, a 2008 study concluded that sloths sleep an average of only 9.6 hours per day. It's about one-one-hundredth as fast as The Speed of Sound. In other words, 550 feet per minute is 0.00815 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 123 times that amount. (in dry air at 20°C)The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 67,500 feet per minute. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 295,000 feet per minute to 307,000 feet per minute in water, depending on its salinity. 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. 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-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-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-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.