“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.” ~Amelia Earhart
Homeschooled as a child, Amelia Earhart grew up to be a brave woman pilot and a true aviation pioneer. She disappeared on July 2, 1937, during the last leg of an around-the-world flight. Seeking to chronicle Earhart’s fate 75 years after she vanished over the Pacific, researchers set out this week to look for wreckage of her airplane near where they believe the famed American aviator may have perished. Read about her life and aviation accomplishments at http://www.famoushomeschoolers.net/bio_amelia-earhart.html.
For more information about the search effort, see:
http://tighar.org/Projects/Earhart/AEdescr.html – 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.
http://www.newsmax.com/SciTech/amelia-earhart-hunt-pacific/2012/07/02/id/444251 – Team to Hunt for Amelia Earhart’s Plane off Remote Pacific Islet (July 2, 2012).
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57465849/expedition-to-find-amelia-earhart-begins-in-honolulu/ – Expedition to find Amelia Earhart begins in Honolulu (July 3, 2012).
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/04/uk-usa-earhart-idUSLNE86200W20120704 – Researchers sail off on quest for Amelia Earhart’s fate (July 4, 2012).