Adam Inspects Amelia Earhart’s Record-Breaking Aircraft!

In the early 1930s Amelia Earhart flew this Lockheed Vega 5B alone across the Atlantic Ocean, then flew it nonstop across the United States: both firsts for a woman! Nelson Blankenship, Preservation & Restoration Unit Chief at the National Air and Space Museum, takes Adam through the history of this record-breaking aircraft, as well as the work his team is doing to prepare it for display at Smithsonian.

Lockheed Vega 5B, Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar.

NOTE: At the time of filming, there was a mask mandate in effect at Smithsonian Institution.

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