Wondering what’s up with Google Doodle today? Well, as it happens Amelia Earhart’s 115th birthday is celebrated in Google Doodle just as a team of researchers continues efforts to find traces of her plane on a remote Pacific atoll.
It’s been 75 years now since Amelia Earhart went missing over the Pacific Ocean, near Howland Island. It was during her attempt to circumnavigate the world, but during her mission, the aircraft crashed and ever since then investigators have been looking for her. Google Doodle features a drawing of Amelia Earhart boarding a Lockheed Vega 5b.
This Tuesday, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery updated its website with data about their search for Amelia Earhart. But after intense research, they still haven’t found something worthwhile.
“Big pieces of airplane wreckage were not immediately apparent” reads the groups’ website. “As is usually the case with field work, we’re coming home with more questions than answers” write the researchers. “We are of course disappointed that we did not make a dramatic and conclusive discovery, but we are daunted in our commitment to keep searching out and assembling the pieces of the Earhart puzzle” reads the statement on the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery website.
The research mission that ended this Tuesday would be the organization’s ninth time looking for Amelia Earhart, her navigator Fred Noonan and the plane. The group believes the plane landed safely on Nikumaroro Island, where Earhart and Noonan used the radio on board to call for help. But the Lockheed Vega was swept away by the sea.
So with no obvious progress in the quest for the missing Amelia Earhart, the Google Doodle is a great gift for her 115th birthday. The Amelia Earhart Google Doodle is both honorary and an educational tool.
The aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart became the first woman to successfully accomplish a solo fly across the Atlantic ocean. Her achievement came only one year later after Charles Lindberg’s 1927flight alone across the same ocean.
In 1932, Amelia Earhart repeated her 1928 accomplishment. But only three years later, Amelia Earhart became the first person ever to fly alone from Hawaii to California.