Modern Amelia Earhart completes circumnavigating flight
More than 77 years after Amelia Earhart attempted to fly around the world, a woman from Denver, who was named after the famous aviator, accomplished what her namesake could not.
Amelia Rose Earhart, 31, traveled the world in a single-engine plane.
She began her trip from Oakland, California, on June 26. The 24,300-mile trip took 18 days, and she made 17 stops along the way. She landed in California yesterday.
Earhart is now the youngest woman to have traveled around the world in a single-engine plane.