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2003

Utah replica to fly on Wright centennial

December 14, 2003 – Deseret News

The centennial of flight will get a special twist in Utah on Wednesday when a Tremonton man will pilot an updated replica of the Wright brothers' first flying machine.

SDL and USU Say Goodbye to Deputy Director and Professor

December 4, 2003 – USURF

The Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) mourns at the passing of Frank Redd, Ph.D. former deputy director for SDL, professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, mentor and friend. Redd passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, after a long battle with cancer.

The USU Wright Flyer Featured on the History Channel

December 1, 2003 – USURF

The Utah State University Wright Flyer will be featured on The History Channel's two-hour world premiere special presentation, The Wright Challenge, Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. MST.

SDL Signs Contract with GSA

November 25, 2003 – USURF

Utah State University Research Foundation's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) signed a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that allows our capabilities and rates to be published for all government agencies.

The Space Dynamics Laboratory Completes Floating Potential Measurement Unit

October 14, 2003 – USURF

Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory Floating Potential Measurement Unit (FPMU), designed to monitor safety when astronauts are outside of the International Space Station (ISS), was completed and accepted by NASA on Friday, Oct. 10, 2003.

First Scientist-Astronaut to Walk on the Moon comes to Utah State University

October 6, 2003 – USURF

Utah State University students and faculty will blast into history as they listen to Harrison Schmitt, Ph.D., the first scientist-astronaut to walk on the moon, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in room 103 of Utah State's new Engineering Building.

Lab will stress details in wake of shuttle probe

August 31, 2003 – Deseret News

"Sweat the small stuff." That's the lettering on the red flag that started to wave in Harry Ames' mind as he read through the Columbia Accident Investigation Report.

Small Satellite Conference Addresses Access to Space

August 4, 2003 – USURF

People from around the world will invade Cache Valley hoping to hitch a ride into space as the 17th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, hosted by Utah State University Aug. 11-14, will focus on "Access to Space."

Director of Space Dynamics Laboratory Retires

June 26, 2003 – USURF

After a 39-year career with Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), Allan Steed, Ph.D., is retiring as director of the Lab.

USU experiment feeds astronauts' minds, taste buds

June 16, 2003 – Deseret News

Last month cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko had an unusual duty for someone orbiting 240 miles above the green fields of Earth: picking a crop of fresh peas.

USU fuels shuttle study

June 14, 2003 – The Herald Journal

New technology launched by rocket earlier this week was developed in cooperation with the Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory.

Utah State's SDL Launches Rocket to Study Bowshock Heating

June 12, 2003 – USURF

The interaction of the upper atmosphere with high-speed vehicles such as missiles and the space shuttle will be better understood because of data captured by a sounding rocket successfully launched June 10.

Space Dynamics Laboratory Appoints New Director

June 6, 2003 – USURF

The Utah State University Research Foundation appointed Michael D. Pavich, retired Major General of U.S. Air Force, as the new director of the Space Dynamics Laboratory after Allan Steed announced he would be retiring as director after 40 years of service with SDL.

USU Research Foundation Elects New Board Chair

June 6, 2003 – USURF

Utah State University Research Foundation's (USURF) Board of Trustees elected member Garrison Rapmund, M.D., of Bethesda, Maryland, as its new chair today.

SDL Announces New PhD Fellowship Program at Utah State

January 8, 2003 – USURF

Utah State University Research Foundation's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), has created an engineering PhD fellowship program that will award three $30 thousand stipends annually.