Latest Kyle Herring Stories

2006-10-06 12:16:23

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON -AP - NASA workers inspecting space shuttle Atlantis this week discovered that a tiny piece of space debris had punched a harmless hole in a radiator panel during the shuttle's flight last month. Atlantis' six astronauts were never in danger, NASA spokesman Kyle Herring said Friday. The damage was not to any part of Atlantis' important heat shield, which protects the shuttle from superheated gases during re-entry to Earth's atmosphere. The...

2006-05-04 18:25:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA managers decided on Thursday to skip a launch pad test of the shuttle Discovery's redesigned fuel tank because of the risk the test itself could damage the tank. "At the end of the presentations, it was a fairly straight-forward decision not to perform a tanking test," said NASA spokesman Kyle Herring, with the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The test would have entailed filling the shuttle's fuel tank with cryogenic propellants and...

2006-03-07 19:16:34

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Space shuttle Discovery has a fuel tank sensor that isn't working properly and a dent in a robotic arm, potentially delaying its planned launch in May. An official plans to hear a formal presentation from tank project managers before deciding whether the problems will push back the launch of the second shuttle mission since the doomed Columbia flight in 2003, said NASA spokesman Kyle Herring on Tuesday. Last week, NASA officials said that sticking to a May launch schedule...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.