Photos: Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the sky

Updated 5:13 PM ET, Thu October 30, 2014
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Amelia Earhart laughs before a flight to Northolt, England, in a DH 82 Tiger Moth plane on June 24, 1928. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Earhart poses in front of her plane in the 1930s. STAFF/AFP/Getty Images
Earhart looks through the cockpit window of her plane. STAFF/AFP/Getty Images
Earhart stands on the roof of the Hyde Park Hotel in London with Capt. Hilton H Railey on June 20,1928. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A crowd surrounds Earhart, center, upon arrival at Hanworth airfield in London after she crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
Earhart poses for a photo in Newfoundland, Canada. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
Earhart poses with Capt. A. N. White in Northolt, England, on June 20, 1928. J. Gaiger/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
The Lockheed Electra 'Flying Laboratory' piloted by Earhart and Fred Noonan flies over the Golden Gate bridge in Oakland, California, at the start of a planned around-the-world flight on March 17, 1937. The trip had to be abandoned after the plane crashed on takeoff in Hawaii. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images