Charlotte native wins NASA award

08/26/2014 5:43 PM

08/26/2014 5:44 PM

Charlotte native Thomas Brooks, a research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., has been awarded the agency’s highest recognition.

Brooks earned NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions to the science of reducing aerodynamic noise in the community.

Brooks has worked at Langley for 40 years, mostly in aeroacoustics, the study of noise generation by airflow. He earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate in mechanical engineering from N.C. State University. Bruce Henderson

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