On May 21, 1937, the record-setting pilot and celebrity Amelia Earhart set out to become the first woman to fly around the world. By July 2, she and her navigator, Fred Noonan had flown more than 22,000 miles. They departed Lae, New Guinea, for Howland Island and disappeared. Join us on Facebook Live as curator Dorothy Cochrane discusses Earhart's impact on aviation and the legacy she left behind.
Planning to attend in person? Meet in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.