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Why Does Amelia Earhart Still Resonate in the 21st Century?

Dorothy Cochrane | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science
Dorothy Cochrane

With each new theory or book or expedition, her name remains in the public arena. But is that the only reason Earhart is remembered? Why do people continue to search and more importantly, to care?

Exploring Amelia Earhart's Disappearance

Tom King | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science
Tom King

Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. What happened to them? There are three main hypotheses -- that is, educated guesses that can be tested through research and exploration.

"Aviatrix" Is My New Word

Dr. Mae Jemison | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Mae Jemison

The word bothered me greatly years ago, as aviatrix, a feminization of aviator, seemed to make their accomplishments parenthetical. But I think of it differently these days as I understand the women of that era were different than the men -- they had to be "more."

Like Amelia, I Followed My Risky Dreams

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Earhart didn't become a household name overnight. She made many decisions and that is where the road she chose ended up. Make a decision today that is worth the risk.

Amelia Earhart: Breaking Barriers of Earth and Sky

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

At a time when women and minorities were rarely seen in the cockpit of an airplane, Amelia Earhart's pioneering achievements broke the silence barrier, inspired a nation and paved the way for so many others who have followed in her path.

Celebrating Amelia Earhart as a Female Aviator

Rani Spivey | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science
Rani Spivey

My own story with aviation could be described as a teenage romance that grew into a lifelong love affair.

Reaching for the Stars

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Women today are able to stand on Amelia Earhart's shoulders and reach for their own stars, becoming astronauts and commercial airline pilots.