Crippled Russian probe set to hit Earth within days

The stricken Russian spacecraft, Phobos-Grunt, is likely to crash to Earth on Sunday or Monday, say scientists tracking its path.

Rosat satellite crashes in Southeast Asia

German satellite Rosat crashed to Earth Saturday evening, with no reports as yet of any wreckage hitting land.

Another satellite set to crash back to Earth

Well, you may have been lucky last time, but there's another satellite heading back to Earth, and this time it's much more likely that it'll land on your head.

SpaceX wins approval for first commercial spacecraft re-entry

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded SpaceX the first-ever commercial license to re-enter a spacecraft from orbit.

Lockheed Martin designs world's largest heat shield

Engineers at Lockheed Martin have successfully completed fabrication of the world's largest heat shield.