Falling satellite trackers at NASA say it will hit Friday night or Saturday morning and has a small chance of crashing in the US. But the precise track and timing of the falling satellite is still hard to predict. What is known is that events like this have happened before. From NASA rockets to Soviet satellites – including debris that actually hit someone – the history of falling space junk is long. Here are 10 other pieces of space junk that have survived the blazing voyage through Earth's atmosphere.
09/23/2011 09:37 pm
The 2011 Broad Prize for Urban Education went to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, which has narrowed the achievement gap for both African-American and Hispanic students.
09/20/2011 05:33 pm
Willow the cat has been grabbing headlines for her mysterious 5-year journey that took her from Colorado to New York City and eventually back home to Colorado thanks to the microchip her owners had implanted when she was a kitten.
09/17/2011 01:31 am
In Pictures US natural disasters of 2011
Cantaloupe recall issued in 17 states after officials find listeria in Jensen Farms melon. Cantaloupe recall involves 300,000 cases of fruit typically with green-and-white or gray-yellow-green stickers.
09/15/2011 06:23 pm
Lives Changed: A decade-long series of profiles of those most directly affected by the 9/11 attacks. The Mladenik family has adopted two children since 9/11. Even they miss their dad, who died in the hijacking of American Airlines flight 11 before they arrived.
09/09/2011 12:45 pm
Protesters hope to persuade President Obama not to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas. But the State Department already says its safe, and supporters point to thousands of new jobs.
09/03/2011 06:26 pm
Perfect for rock gardens and regions with well-drained soil and winters on the dry side, ornamental oregano is an attractive flowering perennial that's easy to grow.
09/02/2011 11:22 am
Hurricane Irene knocked out power to some 6.7 million people in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Some states have moved faster than others to restore power, for a variety of reasons.
09/01/2011 05:33 pm
American voters are so tired of two-party stalemates that it's only a matter of time before an independent wins the White House. But 'winner-take-all' electoral rules limit candidates. Needed election reforms will give voters fairer representation in Congress and the White House.
09/01/2011 02:49 pm