Amelia Earhart

  • Congress Feb 16, 2017

    98-Year-Old Hidden Figure Katherine Johnson Still Has a Head for Numbers

    News4’s Barbara Harrison interviews the last surviving “Hidden Figure” who inspired a book and Oscar-nominated movie.

  • Daniel Macht Aug 27, 2019

    Barbie Releases Dolls Honoring Rosa Parks, Sally Ride

    Mattel has released new Barbie dolls that pay tribute to civil rights activist Rosa Parks and astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. The dolls, which were timed to coincide with Women’s Equality Day on Monday, are the latest in the Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” series. Parks was called the “mother of the modern civil rights movement” after she...

  • NBC Mar 8, 2018

    Professor ’99 Percent’ Sure Old Bones on Pacific Island Are Amelia Earhart’s

    An anthropologist claims that he’s finally solved the 80-year-old mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, telling the “Today” show it’s “99 percent” likely that bones on the remote Pacific island of Nikumaroro belong to her. The bones were discovered in 1940, but an expert said at the time that they belonged to a middle-aged man. They’ve disappeared since then, but now...

  • Katherine Johnson Mar 7, 2018

    New Barbie Collection Honors Historic Female Figures

    Barbie has a new dream job — actually, a lot of them. The legendary doll brand just announced a new “Inspiring Women” Barbie collection that honors three historic figures who each made a major mark on the world, “Today” reported. Featuring Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson, the new collection comes just in time for International Women’s Day on...

  • NBC Jul 12, 2017

    History Launches Investigation of ‘Earhart’ Photo After Questions Raised

    After the History channel said last week that a hidden and mislabeled photograph suggested aviator Amelia Earhart survived her final flight, the channel announced Tuesday that it is investigating claims that a Japanese blogger made against the authenticity of the photo, NBC News reported. The blogger on Tuesday wrote that the photo was actually taken two years before Earhart disappeared...

  • United States Jul 5, 2017

    Curator, Pilot Reflects on Tantalizing Clue to Amelia Earhart’s Fate

    Some experts believe a recently discovered picture shows Amelia Earhart alive and in Japanese custody after she vanished in 1937 on a trip around the world. It’s a tantalizing possibility for Earhart fans, including those who gathered at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.

  • NBC News Jul 5, 2017

    Never-Before-Seen Photo Could Be Clue to Explain Amelia Earhart Mystery

    A newly uncovered photograph suggests legendary pilot Amelia Earhart and her navigator survived their mysterious 1937 plane disappearance, according to evidence from a History Channel documentary shared with the “Today” show 80 years and three days after they vanished. The image, discovered in a formerly top secret American file, appears to show Earhart and Fred Noonan on a dock in...

  • United States Jul 2, 2017

    The Search Is Still on for Amelia Earhart 80 Years After Disappearance

    Famed aviator Amelia Earhart was last heard from on July 2, 1937, as she attempted to make the first around-the-world flight along the equator with navigator Fred Noonan, NBC News reported. Earhart was officially declared dead in 1939 after the U.S. government concluded that she crashed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, but her remains were never found. Over the decades,...

  • Hawaii Jun 9, 2015

    Long-Lost Film Taken Before Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight Rediscovered

    On a sunny afternoon before Amelia Earhart’s first attempt to fly around the world in 1937, an enterprising videographer shot some footage of the aviation pioneer. For years after she vanished, the grainy 16-millimeter film was thought to be lost — but after 50 years sitting of an airport shelf, the landmark footage was rediscovered.

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