Nightly News   |  September 29, 2011

German satellite to hit Earth

A German satellite is slated to make a flaming re-entry in November. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> keep those helmets handy. while we all survived the school bus -sized satellite that crashed into the pacific last weekend, here comes another one. next up on deck, a german satellite slated to make a flaming reentry in november. behind that one, the folks at space command -- and you have to love the fact that there is a place called space command -- are tracking close to 20,000 other orbiting objects and they can't stay up there forever. a lot