D. Brainerd Holmes

Deceased Person

1921 – 2013

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Who was D. Brainerd Holmes?

Dyer Brainerd Holmes, known professionally as D. Brainerd Holmes, was an American engineer and business executive. He was perhaps best known for directing NASA's manned spaceflight program from 1961 to 1963, when John Glenn made the pivotal first US orbital spaceflight, but Holmes was also the president of international defense contractor Raytheon. He retired from that post in 1986.

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Born
May 24, 1921
Brooklyn
Nationality
  • United States of America
Died
Jan 11, 2013
Memphis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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