Lockheed 5B Vega in Pioneers of Flight

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Amelia Earhart flew this Lockheed 5B Vega solo across the Atlantic and non-stop across the United States -- both firsts for a woman. Earhart left a greater legacy than her many record flights. She also helped promote aviation and air travel, especially among women, and proved that a woman could handle an airplane as well as a man.

Photographer:

Dane Penland

ID #:

SI 80-2082

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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