IN SPACE - SEPTEMBER 14: In this handout from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in ... more 
IN SPACE - SEPTEMBER 14: In this handout from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is 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 between September 22 through 24. It is estimated that the space craft will break up into about 100 pieces, with an estimated 26 of which could hit the earth over a possible 500 mile debris field. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images) less 
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