Boeing Frontiers
November 2002 
Volume 01, Issue 07 
Top Stories Inside Quick Takes Site Tools
By the Numbers

0.000033049 Speed in miles per hour at which the tip of a 1/3-inch-long hour hand on a wristwatch travels

8.5 Approximate minutes it takes from liftoff for the Space Shuttle to reach orbital velocity

10.56 The surface speed record in miles per hour set on the moon (it was set in a lunar rover)

10 trillion to 1 Odds against a person being struck by a meteorite

Top running speed in miles per hour of a wild turkey


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