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Amelia Mission

Nauticos News Night 10 — REMUS Launch Nauticos News Night 10 — REMUS Launch

Nauticos News Night 10 — REMUS Launch

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! The REMUS vehicle is launced as Nauticos and the Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedition team search the Central P ...

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Nauticos News Night 09 — STEM Students and Radio Guys 1 Nauticos News Night 09 — STEM Students and Radio Guys 1

Nauticos News Night 09 — STEM Students and Radio Guys 1

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! A classroom of STEM students participate in a remote lesson via radio as Nauticos and the Eustace Earhart Disc ...

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Nauticos News Night 08 — Tour of MV 2 — Topsides Nauticos News Night 08 — Tour of MV 2 — Topsides

Nauticos News Night 08 — Tour of MV 2 — Topsides

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! Tour the vessel with “Captain” Joe Litchfield as Nauticos and the Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedi ...

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Nauticos News Night 07 — Cups Nauticos News Night 07 — Cups

Nauticos News Night 07 — Cups

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! Sue Morris describes the process of making souvenir compressed styrofoam cups on REMUS as Nauticos and the Eust ...

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Nauticos News Night 6 — Tour of Mermaid Vigilance 1 Nauticos News Night 6 — Tour of Mermaid Vigilance 1

Nauticos News Night 6 — Tour of Mermaid Vigilance 1

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! Tour the vessel with “Captain” Joe Litchfield as Nauticos and the Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedit ...

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Nauticos News Night 5 — Happy Birthday Nauticos News Night 5 — Happy Birthday

Nauticos News Night 5 — Happy Birthday

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! Nauticos celebrates a birthday as the Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedition team heads southwest towards the Cen ...

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Nauticos News Night 4 — The WHOI Guys Nauticos News Night 4 — The WHOI Guys

Nauticos News Night 4 — The WHOI Guys

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! Introducing members from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, part of the Eustace Earhart Discovery Expeditio ...

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Nauticos News Night 3 — Safety at Sea Nauticos News Night 3 — Safety at Sea

Nauticos News Night 3 — Safety at Sea

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! Ship crew members preform safety drills as the Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedition team heads southwest toward ...

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Nauticos News Night 2 — BBQ Nauticos News Night 2 — BBQ

Nauticos News Night 2 — BBQ

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! Nauticos hosts a BBQ and interviews team members as the Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedition team heads south w ...

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Nauticos News Night — 1 Nauticos News Night — 1

Nauticos News Night — 1

It’s News Night on Mermaid Vigilance! At -sea correspondent Marika Lorraine reporting as the Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedition heads south west to ...

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Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedition

On February 18, 2017 a team from Nauticos with stratospheric explorer Alan Eustace and aviation pioneer Elgen Long departed Honolulu for the vicinity of Howland Island, 1,600 miles to the southwest, to complete the deep sea search for Amelia Earhart’s lost Lockheed Electra. Adding to the work conducted during prior expeditions in 2002 and 2006, the team plans to complete a sonar survey of about 1,800 square miles of seafloor, an area believed to contain the aircraft. The expedition will use autonomous underwater technology provided by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to image the ocean floor nearly 18,000 feet below.

The Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedition is an important step in human exploration, expanding the realm of human achievement, funded by an explorer who extends the range of human possibility and in honor of a great explorer lost in those causes. Alan Eustace, with a doctorate in computer science, has led developments in pocket computing and computer architecture, and most recently retired from Google as Director of Knowledge. A pilot, skydiver, and adventurer, Alan made history in 2014 with a record breaking near-space dive from the stratosphere at 135,890 feet. Free-falling over 23 miles, he reached a speed of 821 mph (breaking the sound barrier at Mach 1.3) before slowing in the thickening atmosphere and parachuting safely to earth. His spacesuit and support equipment went on permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on December 15, 2016.

Book II of the "Never Forgotten" series, "The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart"
Book II of the “Never Forgotten” series, “The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart”

Besides conducting our own search operations, our expedition will be working with NOAA to support its upcoming exploration of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument as the research vessel Okeanos Explorer maps the deep seafloor near Howland Island in March.

Thanks to the sponsorship by SeaWord, an educator a teacher volunteer, and a journalist will be on the 2017 Earhart expedition, as well as a videographer. The team will share the excitement of deep sea exploration and the fascination of robotic technology as we sail the central Pacific in our quest.


Amelia’s Final Flight