Amelia Earhart in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937 (picture courtesy of NASA and msnbc)
A new movie is coming out this week end about Amelia Earhart, we are going to wait for the DVD but another thing is going to happen in Nov. which involves Amelia.
Her lucky scarf (which she did not take on her fatal flight) is going up in space. It is going to be on the space shuttle Atlantis with Astronaut Randy Bresnik.
Randy is the grandson of Amelia's personal photographer, Albert Bresnik
Along with the scarf Randy is taking one of his grandfather's pictures and the coordinates for Howland Island. This is the island that Amelia was trying to find when she disappeared. He is going to try and take a picture of the island as they fly over it in the space shuttle.
The scarf is on loan from the Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City. It was given to the museum by Amelia's family and has been on display along with pictures from Albert Bresnik.
This is not the first scarf of Amelia's to go into space, the first american woman to pilot and command the space shuttle, Eileen Collins, had another Earhart scarf from the collection and wore it on her first mission in 1995.
Purdue University has an Earhart scarf that flew on the 1990 mission to deploy the Hubble Space Telescope. And a watch that Amelia wore is going to space in 2010 with astronaut Shannon Walker.
Now, the only thing left is for us to find out, what happened to Amelia Earhart.