Earhart Inspired Hillary Clinton

Secretary of state endorses renewed search for the iconic female pilot.
1:45 | 03/20/12

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Tantalizing new clue in the disappearance of flying ace Emilia Earhart 75 years ago. An unlikely detective has taken up her case secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Here's ABC's Dan Harris. She is one of the most iconic women of the last century she is one of the most powerful women of this century and today Hillary Clinton said she will try to help solve the mystery. Of what happened to Emilia air heart. With a new search based on a tantalizing clue in this grainy old picture. -- -- -- -- -- -- Emilia Earhart disappeared while trying to become the first woman in history to fly around the world. But she vanished over the South Pacific. Beyond -- that was 1937. Fast forward 23 years thirteen year old Hillary Clinton. Writes a letter to NASA asking to be an astronaut. They tell are no girls allowed. NASA may have set I couldn't go into space that nobody was there to tell Emilia -- she couldn't do what she chose to do today as secretary of state. Clinton publicly endorsed a renewed search for air heart. Based on a new clue in this old picture taken off Gardner island a whisper of land in the South Pacific. Look at what experts spotted that blurry bit on the left there could that possibly be the landing year of -- hearts Lockheed Electra. This summer a search party including the underwater explorer who helped find the Titanic. Will go diving for answers. And if they succeed they will have solved this 75 year old mystery and for ever linked an American heroine. And the girl she inspired. Dan Harris ABC news New York.

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