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 It's about twelve times as fast as a Fastball (baseball) In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 12 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 0.08 times that amount. (a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 42 meters per second. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball. It's about fourteen times as fast as a Curveball (baseball) In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 14 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.07 times that amount. (a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 33 meters per second. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve. It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as fast as a Hurricane In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 14.7 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 0.07 times that amount. (formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 33.10 meters per second. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 86.10 meters per second. It's about sixteen times as fast as a Cheetah In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 15.84 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.0631 times that amount. (Acinonyx jubatus)The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 30.690 meters per second in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds. It's about one-fifteenth as fast as The Space Shuttle In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 0.06279 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 15.927 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 7,743.60 meters per second. 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 sixteen times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball) In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 16 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.06 times that amount. (a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 31 meters per second. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906. It's about twenty times as fast as a Gazelle In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 20 times the speed of a Gazelle, and the speed of a Gazelle is 0.1 times that amount. (for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 20 meters per second. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi).