Amelia Earhart Disappears

On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart was in the midst of an around-the-world trip with her navigator, Fred Noonan. They never made it to their planned stop at Howland Island, and speculation about their disappearance continues to this day. Did they ditch the Electra in the ocean, land on another island, or somehow return with new identities? Her last journal entries sent back from that flight were compiled by her husband and published as Last Fight. In 1995, Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle; she carried with her a scarf worn by Amelia Earhart. The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum is located in Atchison, Kansas. RIP, Amelia – the legacy lives on.

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