How does the terminal velocity of other common objects compare with that of a baseball?

According to scientists who have tested such things, here are the approximate terminal speeds for various common objects.

As you can see, variables include weight and wind resistance.

Raindrop: 15-20 mph

Ping-Pong ball: 20 mph Golf ball: 90 mph

Baseball: 95 mph

Person spread-eagled: 125 mph Person balled up: 200 mph 30-caliber bullet: 200 mph Bowling ball: 350 mph

Space station falling from orbit: 900 mph

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