After being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean with her team in 1928, Amelia's life revolved around flying. She went on to become the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the second solo person to fly across the Atlantic. Through her career, Amelia made several other aviation records and was honored for her achievements. President Herbert Hoover presented Earhart with a gold medal from the National Geographic Society, and Congress awarded her the Distinguished Flying Cross, the first ever given to a woman.
In 1937, Amelia decided to attempt to circumnavigate the globe. With only a few thousand miles left of her her journey, she disappeared over Central Pacific Island near Howland Island. Despite her mysterious disappearance, her inspiration to women and her of legacy of flight continues to warm the hearts of all ages.