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News Worth Sharing - "Robert Ballard Launches Search for Amelia Earhart's Airplane"

The Maritime Executive recently published an article about Dr. Robert Ballard’s leading a search for Amelia Earhart’s airplane. Dr. Ballard and the crew of the research vessel, the Nautilus, set sail on August 7.

Robert Ballard Launches Search for Amelia Earhart's Airplane

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Famed oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard and the crew of his foundation's research vessel, the Nautilus, are in the midst of a search for the long-lost wreck of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra airplane. 

Earhart - the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic on a solo flight - disappeared in July 1937. Along with her pilot, Fred Noonan, Earhart went missing during a flight from Papua New Guinea to Howland Island, a tiny outlying American territory in the Phoenix Islands group. The flight was one of the last legs of an attempt at the longest distance round-the-world journey to date, an equatorial route of about 29,000 miles in length. 

Read the rest of the article at The Maritime Executive