Dr. Robert Ballard Joins the Search for Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared more than 80 years ago, on July 2, 1937, during the second to last leg of their around-the-world flight. After taking off from Lae, New Guinea, in Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10E, the pair aimed for tiny Howland Island, just north of the Equator. But they couldn’t find it, and despite many attempts, no one has been able to find them.

Now Robert Ballard, the man who found the Titanic, is planning to search for signs of the missing aviators. On August 7, he'll depart from Samoa for Nikumaroro, an uninhabited island that’s part of the Micronesian nation of Kiribati. The expedition will be filmed by National Geographic for a two-hour documentary airing October 20.

Continue Reading at National Geographic.

Project director Chris Williamson recently returned to the Matt Bubala show to discuss Dr. Ballards's involvement in the search and other Earhart findings. Listen to that chat below.

(Chris' discussion with Matt begins at the 1 hour 5 minute mark of the show)

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