On November 20, 2010 there was a Joint AIAA/INCOSE forum entitled Finding Amelia: A Challenge in Systems Engineering with Ric Gillespie, the historian, expedition leader, and author, speaking. Here is an update to that event.
The State Department plans to join a new effort to find the plane of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, 75 years after she mysteriously disappeared over the South Pacific. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will take part in a ceremony Tuesday morning announcing the joint public-private search at the State Department, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Time Magazines NewsFeed reports.
The event, “Amelia Earhart, a Pacific Legacy,” which is a celebration of the U.S.’s pan-Pacific ties, will be streamed live at 9 a.m. on the State Department’s website.
Earhart’s twin-engine Lockheed Electra vanished July 2, 1937, as she and navigator Fred Noonan left New Guinea on their way to Howland Island in the South Pacific during an attempt to circle the Earth. The $500K search, financed with private funds, will begin in July. The key area is the Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro, in a remote area between Hawaii and Australia.