Fastest ping pong ball
Mike Aesoph
976.56 metre(s) per second
United States (Uniontown)

The fastest speed achieved by a ping pong ball is 976.56 m/s (2184.50 mph), and was achieved by Mike Aesoph (USA), in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA, on 21 November 2020.

Mike has been running a STEM program for the Boy Scouts for over 10 years. The project started with robotics, but has since added high altitude ballooning, electronics, programming, 3D printing and pico-ballooning to the workshop schedule.

To grab youth's attention, he implemented high profile STEM experiments that have a "wow!" factor to engage the audience.

The experiment was conducted at the 4th annual NOVA Shoot! workshop, which covers projectiles.