• The seven-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is deployed by the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-48) in this NASA handout photo dated September 1991. NASA is expecting the satellite to re-enter Earth's atmosphere in late September or early October

    NASA's 'Fallen' Angel: Satellite Quietly Down Without Hurting Anyone

    Finally, NASA's falling angel, the 6 ton bus-sized Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) plunged back to Earth on Saturday morning, said NASA. The defunct satellite is the biggest piece of space debris to fall from the sky since the Sky Lab in 1979.
  • NASA Satellite Has Landed; No Reports of Injury

    The NASA satellite falling from space has landed in Canada, near Calgary, but nobody was hurt, according to reports. We can now confirm that #UARS is down! reported the official NASA Twitter account. Debris fell to Earth between 11:23 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 23, and 1:09 a.m. EDT Sept. 24.