Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in September 14, 1991 in space. According to NASA, the 12,500 pound satellite will fall from orbit into earth's atmosphere anytime starting Friday, September 23, 2011.  (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Says Satellite Has Slowed, May Now Hit America

NASA now says that one of its six-ton satellites could hit the United States when it falls to earth late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/23/2011

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Could NASA’s Six-Ton UARS Satellite Hit Southern California Friday?

One of NASA’s six-ton satellites is expected to fall to earth later this week.

CBS Los Angeles–09/21/2011