It's been 75 years since she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.
On Monday, the U.S. State Department announced the "Amelia Earhart, a Pacific Legacy" effort, a renewed search for the famous aviator's twin-engine Lockheed, "Electra."
"Now Amelia Earhart may have been an unlikely heroine for a nation down on its luck, but she embodied the spirit of an America coming of age and increasingly confident, ready to lead in a quite uncertain and dangerous world," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the search announcement.
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) will use robotic submarines to search the deep waters off the uninhabited Nikumaroro Island — researchers searched the coral reefs and surrounding shallow waters in 2010 — hoping to prove the latest theory that Earhart crashed on or near the west coast of the island.
Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, never made their South Pacific Howland Island destination when they left Papua New Guinea on July 2,Read More »from Search resumes for Amelia Earhart’s plane