Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia EarhartBy: Harriet Shane Gerochi_______________Amelia Earhart left a rich legacy; she continues to be an inspiration, not to only women but to all who seek to explore and push their own limits and the world's boundaries.

October 22,1922Amelia Earhart set woman's altitude record of 14,000 feet (4,300 m). Which set a world record for female pilots.

June 17-18, 1928Amelia Earhart was the first woman who fly across the Atlantic Ocean (20 hours and 40 minutes).

May 20-21, 1932Amelia Earhart was the the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 14 hours and 56 minutes. She was awarded National Geographic Society's gold medal from President Herbert Hoover; Congress awarded her the Distinguished Flying Cross.

July 2, 1937This was the day Amerlia Earhart mysteriously disappeared whil attemptingto make the first round-the-world flight at the equator.

August 24-25, 1932Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo nonstop from coast to coast. She set woman's nonstop transcontinental speed record, flying 2,447.8 miles in 19 hours and 5 minutes. Then on July 7-8, 1933 she broke her previous supercontinental speed record by making the same flight in 17 hours and 7 minutes.


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