Chris Walton

Google Doodle Celebrates Amelia Earhart’s 115th Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 115th birthday of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Earhart was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic ocean, following only one year after Charles Lindbergh’s own Atlantic flight in 1927.

She repeated the trip in 1932 and went on to become the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California in 1935 and in 1937 Earhart attempted a round-the-world flight and disappeared never to be found. Over the decades there have been a number of attempts to solve the mystery of her disappearance however to this day her fate still remains unknown.

Amelia Earharts 115th Birthday Google DoodleThere have been many theories, one fictional account to the mystery came from the TV show Star Trek Voyager, in which a group of people from 1937 were abducted by aliens and taken half way across the galaxy including Amelia Earhart ( Similarly BBC TV show Torchwood featured a pair of (accidental) time traveling aviators from the 1950’s and it is suggested that something similar may have happened to Earhart.