Agency history, 1985-1987

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  • Bussolari, Steven Robert
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Anheuser-Busch, inc


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Daedalus Project. AC 183., January 31, 2002
  • NASA Dryden Daedalus Human Powered Aircraft Photo Gallery,, January 31, 2002
  • The Daedalus aircraft project was begun by a group of students and alumni of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology interested in the possibility of human-powered flight in 1985. The work was chiefly funded by United Technologies Corporation and Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Additional support was provided by the National Air and Space Museum and by M.I.T. In 1987 Steven Bussolari piloted the plane from Crete to Santorini (Thera), Greece, a distance of some 72 miles. The plane crashed on landing, and NASM acquired parts of the wreckage for its collections.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1985
  • 1985-1988
  • 1985-1987


  • Airplanes
  • Design and construction
  • History
  • Airplanes--Design and construction


  • Crete (Greece)
  • Thera Island (Greece)


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00337

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