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David "Smiley" Miller

Profile Updated: May 12, 2016
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Pittsboro, NC USA
We have two daughters. Our oldest, Jessica (JJ) attended college at UNC and lives in Manhattan, NY with More…her husband, Mike, and daughter, Amira. JJ is Executive Producer of video for People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. Our youngest, Amanda, attended college at JMU (undergrad) and UVA (graduate school) and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her dog, Henry. Amanda is a Vice President and Editorial Director of classroom magazines at Scholastic, Inc.
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After graduating from NCSU in 1965, I went to work for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Co in West Palm Beach, FL. In 1966 I returned to NCSU to get a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering. After completing the graduate program in 1968, I went to work for The National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Hampton, VA. During my 38 year career at NASA, I worked on various civil and military aircraft research programs; my primary expertise is experimental and computational high-speed aerodynamics. In Dec. 2004 I retired from NASA and spent the next 10 years teaching mathematics at a small community college.

I married Besty Jacobs from Raleigh, NC in 1968; Betsy is a retired elementary school teacher.

After living in the Tidewater area of Virginia for almost 50 years, in May 2014, Betsy and I moved back to North Carolina. We now live in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC which is about 10 minutes from Chapel Hill.

Gave up tennis and have become a “pickleball” enthusiast; try to play at least three times a week. Great game for us older guys.

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