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.
Africa could be home to an unlikely boom in nuclear power plant construction, as Nigeria plans to join South Africa as the continent's second nuclear nation.
Moscow is looking to Russia's Far East as a region poised for better times, and a building boom aims to make Vladivostok an investment hub. But young residents are still leaving the city in droves.
Alaska earthquake: The tsunami warning was canceled after only a small wave was recorded in the community of Atka, Alaska.
Alaska earthquake: A 7.1-magnitude quake struck Friday in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, prompting a tsunami warning.
With Hugo Chávez's status uncertain, some Chávistas are looking to relocate to Panama. It's another chance for Panama to gain from other countries' crises, as it has for more than a century.
Hurricane Irene, which battered the East Coast this past weekend was actually larger, but less intense than, hurricane Katrina.
The Pentagon tested its hypersonic Falcon HTV-2 vehicle Thursday, losing contact with the craft as it hurtled over the Pacific Ocean.
Thursday's test flight of the Falcon HTV-2 ended with signals lost and a crash landing into the Pacific – but not before it sent engineers half an hour of flight data. The Pentagon hopes the design will allow a non-nuclear response to threats anywhere in the world, within one hour.