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Boris Kit

It was Kit who discovered the importance of liquid hydrogen for space fuel. His research was crucial for the development of American cosmology. For the enormous contribution to world science and space exploration the name of Barys Kit was added to the list of important American scientists in a time capsule buried in the wall of the Capitol.

Career

  • In 1960, the Belarusian headed the first bilateral meeting between the USSR and the USA. As a result of those negotiations the Soviet-American programme Soyuz-Apollo was launched in 1972. For the enormous contribution to world science and space exploration the name of Barys Kit was added to the list of important American scientists in a time capsule buried in the wall of the Capitol.

    Soon after his arrival to the States Kit established and headed the Belarusian-American committee for cultural, social and political support of his countrymen.

    In 1982, he defended his doctoral thesis on the work of one of the most outstanding mathematicians of the twentieth century Sigmund Anton, a professor of Vilnius University.

Major achievements

  • Discovered the importance of liquid hydrogen for space fuel that was crucial for the development of American cosmology.

Works

  • Rocket Propellant Handbook
Boris Kit
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Born April 6, 1910
Nationality
  • 1926
    Polish school
  • 1928
    Belarusian high-school in Navahradak
  • 1928 - 1933
    Stefan Batory University
  • 1931
    Teacher, the Belarusian gymnasium in Vilnius
    Vilnius
  • 1939 - 1939
    Director, the Belarusian gymnasium in Vilnius
    Vilnius
  • 1939
    School in Navahradak
    Belarus
  • 1958
    Delegate, International Astronaut Congress
  • 1958
    Professor of Mathematics, University of Maryland
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