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AMELIA EARHART DAY
Exploring Amelia Earhart's Disappearance
Writer, consultant, archaeologist
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
NASA astronaut, first woman of color in space
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
Public Speaker, Advocate for equality
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.
Administrator of NASA
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
Pilot and aeronautical engineer
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
Past President, National Women's Hall of Fame
Women today are able to stand on Amelia Earhart's shoulders and reach for their own stars, becoming astronauts and commercial airline pilots.
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