Amelia Earhart's death is shrouded in mystery, but her life was one of groundbreaking accomplishments. The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, she did so at a time when it was still frowned upon for women to wear pants, let alone a pilot's uniform.

Flying High With Amelia Earhart

A woman of worldwide firsts.

Amelia Earhart's death is shrouded in mystery, but her life was one of groundbreaking accomplishments. The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, she did so at a time when it was still frowned upon for women to wear pants, let alone a pilot's uniform. WATCH: HER MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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IN THE COCKPIT Bettmann/Bettmann Archive IN THE COCKPIT LANDED Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images LANDED Earhart lands in Northern Ireland in 1932, after her transatlantic crossing from Newfoundland. BEECH NUT New York Times Co./Getty Images BEECH NUT Earhart's occasional sponsor, Beech-Nut chewing gum, had very visible branding on her plane in 1931. ON TOP OF THE WORLD Bettmann/Bettmann Archive ON TOP OF THE WORLD CLIMB ON IN George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images CLIMB ON IN Earhart poses with her aotogyro. GETTING READY Bettmann/Bettmann Archive GETTING READY HERO'S WELCOME Historical/Corbis via Getty Images HERO'S WELCOME Earhart waves to New Yorkers from her car during a ticker-tape parade in her honor in June 1932, after her solo flight across the Atlantic.



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