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Recently Discovered Photo Shows Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Plane Crash

Posted July 06, 2017 8:44 AM by lmno24

A recently discovered photo shows that aviator Amelia Earhart may have survived a crash landing in the Marshall Islands.

The photo, found in a long-lost file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," that airs this Sunday.

Credit: National Archives

Analysts told the History Channel that the photo appears legitimate. The man pictured has Noonan’s distinct hairline, while the woman has Earhart’s short hairstyle.

She was last heard from on July 2, 1937, during her quest to become the first woman to circumnavigate the Earth. She was declared dead two years later and her remains were never found. It was concluded that she crashed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

This image suggests they did in fact survive the flight, and were potentially taken captive by the Japanese.

This photo would back the theory that the two survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands and were held prisoner by the Japanese military on the island of Saipan until their deaths.

For years, locals claimed to have seen the plane crash. But some native schoolchildren in the area said they saw the pair being taken into captivity.

What do you think?

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Get Yourself a Job at NASA

Posted June 19, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Working for this top federal government agency isn't just for astronauts. There are many jobs out there for many different education levels and skill sets. See what's out there, both on land and in outer space.


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Automated System Co-pilots a Simulated Boeing 737

Posted May 25, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

This robotic co-pilot is designed to function as a second pilot in a two-crew aircraft, enabling reduced crew operations while ensuring mission success. The automated flight capabilities were engineered by Aurora Flight Science.


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Boeing Cuts Engineers as Aircraft Sales Slow

Posted May 02, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Boeing has cut its Washington workforce by 9% to 70,640 employees over the past year as sales and revenue slow. The company's total headcount has shrunk 7.6% to 146,962 since March 2016.


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Mars Conditions Tested on Heat Shield Materials

Posted March 14, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

With X-ray imaging, 3D behavior at the microstructure level can be viewed as the sample materials are heated, stretched to the breaking point, and subjected to a mixture of different gases.


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