SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, August 14, for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon cargo module carried more than 6,400 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies including "experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays."
Kari Driskell, the widow of Blue Valley High School football coach Eric Driskell, encourages everyone to go online and register to become an organ donor at donatelife.net/register. The Midwest Transplant Network helped her through the process of donation when Eric died of a ruptured brain aneurysm earlier this year.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center was denied an upgrade to Comprehensive Cancer Center status but got its National Cancer Institute designation renewed for five years and added Children's Mercy Hospital to its research consortium.
Low-wage worker April Shabazz hopes Kansas City voters send a message about the need for many workers to earn higher pay. A proposal to raise Kansas City's minimum wage will go before voters on Aug. 8. The state of Missouri says cities can't raise their wage floors above the state or federal levels.
For most viewers, the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will last less than two and half minutes. But for one team of NASA-funded scientists, the eclipse will last over seven minutes. Their secret? Following the shadow of the Moon in two retrofitted WB-57F jet planes.