16th October 2019

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What is the maximum speed at which an object can fall?

Based on wind resistance, for example, the terminal velocity of a skydiver in a belly-to-earth (i.e., face down) free fall position is about 195 km/h (120 mph; 54 m/s).

Also know, what is the maximum speed a falling object can reach?

The terminal velocity of a skydiver in a free-fall position, where they're falling with their belly towards the Earth is about 195 km/h (122 mph). But they can increase their speed tremendously by orienting their head towards the Earth – diving towards the ground.

How fast do you accelerate when falling?

Near the surface of the Earth, an object in free fall in a vacuum will accelerate at approximately 9.8 m/s2, independent of its mass. With air resistance acting on an object that has been dropped, the object will eventually reach a terminal velocity, which is around 53 m/s (195 km/h or 122 mph) for a human skydiver.

Do heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones?

Heavier objects do not fall faster than lighter objects when they are dropped from a certain height IF there is no resistance from the air. So, if you were in a vacuum, the two things would fall at the same rate.