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The Daedalus (named for the character from Greek mythology who was father to Icarus, the man who flew too close to the sun) is a hyperspace-capable Tau'ri spaceship capable of traveling between galaxies in the Gateverse.

The combat-capable ship includes Earth-based, Asgard, Goa'uld, and Ancient technology.

In Canon

Commanded by Colonel Steven Caldwell, the Daedalus is introduced in the Stargate Atlantis season 2 premiere episode The Siege, Part 3, when it comes to the rescue of the Wraith-besieged expedition.

It features regularly as an intergalactic shuttle and plot device after that, mostly in SGA, but is occasionally referred to in SG-1 episodes as well.[1]

Additional Daedalus crewmembers who show up in multiple episodes include Major Kevin Marks, Dr. Lindsey Novak, and Hermiod the Asgard.

In Fandom

The Daedalus has a major role in dossier's 2007 gen story East of the Sun, West of the Moon (AO3 link), a season 2 AU where the ship crashes on a Stargate-less planet at the edge of the Pegasus galaxy with several key members of the Atlantis expedition on board.

The ship and its crew also appear in many other SGA fanworks[2], particularly episode tags and AUs for season 5 episode The Daedalus Variations, in which John, Rodney, Teyla, and Ronon visit a version of the Daedalus from an alternate reality that automatically skips through realities.[3]



  1. ^ "The ship is also mentioned in several Stargate SG-1 episodes, including "Avalon", where it is due to transport Daniel Jackson to Atlantis, and "The Shroud", where it unblocks the Ori supergate for a mission against the Ori." from Wikipedia entry (Accessed 16 May 2011) archive
  2. ^ For example, Rageprufrock's slightly crackish story Conduct Unbecoming, where Daedalus crewmembers Dr. Novak and Hermiod are forced to get relationship counseling. (Accessed 16 May 2011)
  3. ^ Entries for episode The Daedalus Variations at LJ community SGA Episodefic. (Accessed 16 May 2011)