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TODAY   |  August 01, 2013

Amelia Earhart relative to re-create famous flight

Amelia Rose Earhart, a distant relative of the famous female pilot whose name she shares, is taking to the skies to re-create one of the aviation pioneer’s most famous routes.

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>>> trending on yahoo! amelia earhart will attempt to fly around the world next summer. you heard me right, amelia earhart , but not the amelia earhart , the famed aviator who disappeared in 1947 , but amelia rose earhart, one of her ancestors and reporter for kusa. like her great aunt, she is happiest when she's airborne. next year she and a co-worker plan to recreate the flight, a mission she was almost born to do.

>> growing up as a child, it was really difficult to have this name. didn't know what to do with it because there was a lot of responsibility to talk about amelia, talk about flight, and i didn't really know much.

>> the journey will take earhart to more than a dozen stops all around the world, and upon completion she'd be the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft. wish her and her co-pilot lots of luck. they will have gps.