1650 – Kazimieras Simonavičius, born in the Great Duchy of Lithuania, a general of artillery, gunsmith, and pioneer of rocketry, in his book Artis Magnae Artilleriae pars prima proposed the idea of multi-stage rockets.
1927- the Lithuanian Aero Club was established and began to develop civil aviation. Gliding started to gain popularity in Lithuania in 1931 and several original gliders were designed by Bronius Oškinis.
1933 – the aviators Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas crossed the Atlantic, flying for 37 hours and covering 6400 km in their plane, the Lituanica. Their flight in bad weather conditions and without radio, autopilot and parachutes was an outstanding achievement of that time.