Added May 20 2018

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Even as new technology for radio and navigation was developed, Earhart continued to fly strictly by instinct. While working to improve her aviation skills, she and her husband planned a solo flight across the Atlantic. In 1932, they announced that on the fifth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s across the Atlantic, Amelia would attempt the same. Earhart landed in Ireland after a thirteen hour flight. Learn more: http://bit.ly/N8x5HT IMAGE: George W. Harris and Martha Ewing | [Amelia Earhart in airplane] | 1936 | Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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May 20, 2018
    The Franklin Institute
    On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Even as new technology for radio and navigation was developed, Earhart...
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