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We are very grateful that a contributor has come forward to cover all the legal bills resulting from the Mellon lawsuit, including any appeals. Thank you, everyone, for your support!
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TIGHAR has relocated. Our new address and phone are:

TIGHAR • 2366 Hickory Hill Road • Oxford, PA • 19363 • USA

Niku VIII Honorary Expedition Team Members

AE and girls

During her lifetime Amelia Earhart was an inspiration to young people, especially young women. More than three quarters of a century later, Amelia is still inspiring. We constantly hear from young teens who want to know more about Amelia Earhart and TIGHAR’s efforts to solve the mystery of her disappearance. Answering their questions and encouraging their interest in history, science and technology is the most important thing we do.

Many want to join the team. We can’t take them with us to Nikumaroro, but we can make them Honorary Expedition Team Members. If you know someone – boy or girl – who is inspired by Amelia and wants to become an honorary member of the Niku VIII expedition team, send a photo (costume not required) and mailing address in an email to ric@tighar.org. We’ll add his/her photo and name (first name only) to our gallery of Honorary Expedition Team Members and send them an official certificate. Donation not required but, of course, always appreciated.

TIGHAR’s Response to Smithsonian

smithsonian coverThe cover story of the January 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. An on-line version of the article (same text as the printed magazine but different headline) can be found at Smithsonian Magazine.

The article unfairly besmirches and diminishes TIGHAR’s work in a large and public way and it would be unfair to our members, hard-working researchers, and faithful supporters to let it stand without a rebuttal. Read More.


Niku VIII logo The Niku VIII expedition has been scheduled for June of 2015. New research results have altered the picture of what may have happened to the Electra after it was washed over the reef edge into the ocean. Read MORE about the plan for Niku VIII.
Click HERE to support the effort to find Amelia Earhart.

New Research: The Riddle of Artifact 2-2-V-1

Report of TIGHAR’s Artifact 2-2-V-1 Commission — Click HERE

Special Offer - Niku VIII Search Reference Kit

Niku 7The Niku VIII Search Reference Kit offers maps and photos in both print and digital format, including a NEW Grid Map based on the new GeoEye Foundation satellite photo. Click HERE to learn more.

EarhartThe Earhart ProjectWhat Happened to Amelia Earhart

The Earhart Project is testing the hypothesis that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan landed, and eventually died, on Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati.


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