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NASA astronaut and biologist Kate Rubins is participating on Friday, Sept. 25, in a final round of media interviews before her October launch to the International Space Station, the second space mission of her NASA career. from NASA

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss predictions for the upcoming solar cycle during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 15. Tracking the solar cycle is a key part of better understanding the Sun and mitigating its impacts on human technology and infrastructure. from NASA

NASA has selected Catherine Koerner as manager of the agency’s Orion Program from NASA

NASA has selected CBF Partners Joint Venture of Reston, Virginia, to provide secretarial and administrative support to all levels of offices and organizations at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. from NASA

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and his leadership team at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10, to discuss updates to NASA’s science program and the current status of NASA activities. from NASA

NASA has awarded a contract to Cornell Technical Services LLC of Columbia, Maryland, for evaluations, assessments, studies, services, and other support for the Science Office for Mission Assessments (SOMA) at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. from NASA

NASA is looking for leaders for one of the best jobs on Earth for human spaceflight – including missions to the Moon – the position of flight director in mission control at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. from NASA

Media accreditation is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus spacecraft. from NASA

In the largest-ever study of glacial lakes, researchers using 30 years of NASA satellite data have found that the volume of these lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990 as glaciers melt and retreat due to climate change. from NASA

NASA has selected five proposals for concept studies of missions to help improve understanding of the dynamics of the Sun and the constantly changing space environment with which it interacts around Earth. from NASA