Solving the Mystery of Amelia

by Melissa Brunner

I'm intrigued by the latest quest to find out what happened to Amelia Earhart. One day after the 75th anniversary of her disappearance, the University of Hawaii is launching a new research vessel. Those involved in the expedition say they hope to find her plane within a month. They say technology is better than ever, giving them a true shot at realizing their goal.

In a news conference Monday, one researcher quoted Amelia herself in explaining their effort:

"You must decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying."

They've obviously decided their goal is worth the risks. They say there is a final chapter to Amelia's story that history demands be told. They believe she survived the crash and fought to survive on a deserted island. They say a lot of evidence points to that theory and they think they can find the final pieces of the puzzle and solve the mystery.

Will they do it? They hope to give us an answer within a month. No matter the result, Amelia still inspires us to not only dream but to act on those dreams.

More Amelia Earhart quotes:

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

"Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do."

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