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USU alum named head of Space Dynamics Laboratory

USU alum named head of Space Dynamics Laboratory

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- The Utah State University Research Foundation on Tuesday named Dr. Douglas Lemon as director of the Space Dynamics Laboratory.

Lemon replaces Mike Pavich who is retiring after five years leading the program.

The lab is a nonprofit research corporation that designs, fabricates and operates nearly 500 payloads, including space shuttle experiments, small satellites and satellite-based sensor system. The university own the lab.

Lemon holds a bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in physics from Utah State. For nearly 30 years he has worked at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington State. Most recently, he was a director of the lab's institutional strategies.

He starts his new job in Utah on Oct. 20.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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