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Robin Roberts: ‘GMA’ Cohost to Christen New Blimp

Robin Roberts–cohost of Good Morning America–will join a line of notable women in August when she christens the new Goodyear blimp. Several accomplished women before her have also been bestowed with the honor–Sally Ride and Amelia Earhart among them. Roberts has a family legacy with the Goodyear company as well as with the city of Akron, Ohio, where the Goodyear …

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Amelia Earhart Namesake Completes Around-the-World Flight Famous Aviator Never Did

Amelia Earhart, named after the famous, ill-fated aviator who died trying to circumnavigate the globe, has completed the same journey her namesake never did. Earhart, 31, returned to Denver Friday — the same location where she started her journey 17 days earlier on June 25 — becoming the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine plane. “I feel …

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Amelia Earhart Flying Around the World … Now

The story of Amelia Earhart’s ill-fated 1937 solo flight around the world is the stuff of legend, including urban legend. The rumors that Earhart might still be out there somewhere, surviving on an island, waiting to be found, have fueled stories ever since. Earhart is known most readily for the flight that did not make it. But she was already …

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Amelia Earhart To Fly Around The World. Again.

Amelia Earhart is going to embark on a journey to circumnavigate the globe and break a record. This is a familiar storyline to most of us, but this isn’t 1937. And this isn’t your grandma’s Amelia Earhart. Amelia Rose Earhart is the namesake of Amelia Mary Earhart who was the first woman to attempt to circumnavigate the globe until her …

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Amelia Earhart ‘s Namesake Replicates Famous Flight

Amelia Rose Earhart — named for the famous female aviator who was lost in the Pacific trying to fly solo around the world in 1937 — is embarking on a similar voyage. Earhart is no relation to the famous flyer, but has been inspired by her namesake, saying her a connection is “much stronger than a bloodline.” “Not a day …

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Amelia Earhart To Fly Same Route As Her Namesake

Seventy-seven years ago, nautical pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe, but disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. Yesterday, the modern-day Amelia Earhart set off on her own journey from Oakland, California to finish what her namesake started so many years ago, an 18-day, 28,000-mile trip around the world. “They said, you know, we wanna give her a …

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Amelia Earhart Namesake to Recreate Flight

Amelia Rose Earhart, traffic reporter at 9NEWS in Colorado, announced plans today to recreate the flight of her famous namesake. Earhart, who claims to be a distant relative of the Amelia Earhart who attempted to be the first woman to fly solo around the world before her tragic disappearance in 1937, obtained her pilot’s license in 2004. She then completed …

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Amelia Earhart’s Plane Actually Spotted in 2010, Claims Lawsuit

Famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart never completed her 1937 circumnavigation attempt, and her disappearance has continually been one of the most-discussed events of the 20th century. To this day people continue to be fascinated with her story, and it has led to plenty of speculation and conspiracy theories. And it’s not just talk that surrounds Earhart’s fateful flight. There are …

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Amelia Earhart’s Plane May Have Been Found Using Sonar

In 1937, Amelia Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the Earth in a Lockheed Model 10 Electra airplane. Radio contact with the pilot was lost over the Pacific Ocean, and both Earhart and the plane were never found. Throughout the years, Earhart’s disappearance has been the subject of novels, movies, and conspiracy theories. Many expeditions have been launched to find the plane, …

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Amelia Earhart’s Plane Found Buried In The Ocean?

An extensive search has been conducted this summer on behalf of the International Group For Historic Aircraft Recovery for Amelia Earhart’s plane, which researchers believe may have crash-landed on the island of Nikumororo and gotten sucked under by the strong currents. New photographic evidence has the explorers excited that they’ve finally found what they’ve been looking for. It has long …

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Amelia Earhart Honored With Google Doodle

An aviation pioneer and hero to men and women alike, Amelia Earhart would have been 115 years old today. For her birthday, Google has honored her with an (what-else?) airplane-themed Doodle. Earhart is best known for being the first woman to succeed in flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1932, and 34-year-old Earhart took off from Newfoundland with the …

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Amelia Earhart: Titanic Discoverer On Board For New Search

After she disappeared without a trace with her navigator, Fred Noonan on July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart has captured the fascination of millions as the mystery of what happened to her–and her plane–remain shrouded in shadows. Several extensive searches on her behalf have revealed next to nothing, despite the invention of new technology in the past 75 years to support …

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