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 It's about one-fiftieth as fast as The Speed of Sound In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.0197 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 50.80 times that amount. (in dry air at 20°C)The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 810,000 inches per minute. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 3,540,000 inches per minute to 3,690,000 inches per minute in water, depending on its salinity. It's about one-fifty-fifth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun) In other words, the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 56.80 times 16,000 inches per minute. (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 906,000 inches 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-one-hundredth as fast as a Jet Fighter In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 100 times 16,000 inches 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 1,600,000 inches per minute. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi). It's about 100 times as fast as a Sloth In other words, the speed of a Sloth is 0.01 times 16,000 inches per minute. (for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 160 inches 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-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle) In other words, the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 135 times 16,000 inches per minute. (5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 2,160,000 inches 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-one-thousandth as fast as The Space Shuttle In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.0008747 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 1,143.20 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 18,292,000 inches 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-six-thousandth as fast as a Meteor In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.00016 times the speed of a Meteor, and the speed of a Meteor is 6,300 times that amount. (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 26,000,000 inches per minute and 170,000,000 inches 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 6,600,000 inches per minute.