the search team searching for Amelia Earhart's plane

Exclusive: Inside the search for Amelia Earhart’s airplane

Many attempts have been made to discover the famed aviator's fate, but never with the technological tools at Robert Ballard's disposal.

Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, National Geographic Explorer Robert Ballard studies video monitors inside the control room of the research vessel E/V Nautilus.

Photograph by Gabriel Scarlett, National Geographic

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