The fastest things in the world in its category

The fastest things in the world in its category

Surfing the net, I came across several interesting articles about the fastest things in the world in its category. Here I make a compilation of this interesting top to which I have added interesting information about each one thanks to wikipedia. I hope you like it, and if you know of something else mega fast to add to the top, comment.

The fastest elevator: Taipei 101 Tower 60.6 Km / H

This elevator, created by TELC, operates at a speed of 60.6 km per hour and has been officially certified for the 2006 edition of the Guinness Book of Records. At a height of 508 meters, Taipei 101 is currently one of the tallest buildings in the world, having surpassed the 452-meter Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The new building, largely dedicated to housing offices, is called Taipei 101 because it rises 101 stories above ground level, in addition to having five underground floors.

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Taipei 101 Building

The fastest aircraft: North American X-15 7.214 Km / H

The North American X-15 was a rocket aircraft that was part of the X series of experimental aircraft used by the USAF, NASA, and the United States Navy. The X-15 achieved several speed and altitude marks in the early 1960s, reaching the limit with outer space (Kármán Line) and obtaining information that would be used in the design of aircraft and spacecraft later. During the X-15 program, thirteen flights, performed by eight pilots, met the USAF criteria for space flight by passing 80 km altitude and the pilots were awarded the title of astronauts by the Air Force. Two pilots also received astronaut wings from NASA.

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North American X15

The fastest helicopter: Sikorsky X2 460 Km / H

The Sikorsky X2 is a high-speed hybrid helicopter prototype, and features a double cabin, a quadruple propeller design and six support blades at the rear. Thanks to all this propulsion system, it reaches a cruising speed of 460 kilometers per hour.

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Sikorsky X2

The fastest train: JR Maglev 581 Km / H

Maglev transport, or maglev, is a transport system that includes the suspension, guidance and propulsion of vehicles, mainly trains, using a large number of magnets for lift and propulsion based on magnetic levitation.

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Maglev

Fastest Spaceship: Voyager 1 17Km / s

Voyager is a 722-kilogram robotic space probe, launched on September 5, 1977, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It currently remains operational, continuing its extended mission which is to locate and study the limits of the solar system, including the Kuiper belt and beyond, as well as to explore immediate interstellar space, until the end of the mission. On August 25, 2012, just over 19 billion kilometers from the star king or 122 AU, the probe leaves the heliopause behind, being the first to reach interstellar space. Voyager is currently the fastest and furthest man-made object out of reach.

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