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How fast is 755.5 miles per second?

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It's about twelve times as fast as a bolt of Lightning.
In other words, the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 0.083 times 755.5 miles per second.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
It's about thirty times as fast as a Meteor.
In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 0.034 times 755.5 miles per second.
(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 6.9 miles per second and 45 miles per second, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 1.7 miles per second.
It's about 150 times as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 755.5 miles per second is 157.01 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 0.006369 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as fast as The Speed of Light.
In other words, 755.5 miles per second is 0.00405567038 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 246.568361 times that amount.
(C) (in a vacuum)
It's about 1,500 times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, 755.5 miles per second is 1,330 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 0.000752 times that amount.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
It's about 2,000 times as fast as a Jet Fighter.
In other words, 755.5 miles per second is 1,800 times the speed of a Jet Fighter, and the speed of a Jet Fighter is 0.00056 times that amount.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
It's about 3,000 times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, 755.5 miles per second is 3,170 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.000315 times that amount.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)