Barys Kit is a Belarusian mathematician, physicist, chemist and developer of space fuel.
Kit was born on April 6, 1910 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire in the family of the Post and Telegraph Department employee, a Belarusian in origin. In 1918 Kit’s family moved to Belarus, to their native village Aharodniki (now merged with the town of Karelichy, Hrodna Region).
After graduation from Navahrudak Belarusian Lyceum in 1928 Kit entered the physics and mathematics faculty of Vilnius University. After graduation