Lite Eagle: Project Daedalus Prototype Plane

April 20, 1987 – August 7, 1987

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Independence Ave. South Lobby, Gallery 108, 1st Floor, Center Floor Plan

On view is the Michelob Lite Eagle. The plane is a prototype for Project Daedalus, in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) plans the flight of a human-powered aircraft from the island of Crete to the mainland of Greece.

In January, this prototype flew more than 30 miles at Edwards Air Force Base in California, setting a new world record for human-powered flight. The earliest possible flight date for the Crete-to-Greece flight is spring 1988.