Astronaut returns Earhart’s scarf to Okla. museum
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An astronaut who carried a scarf once owned by famed aviator Amelia Earhart aboard the space shuttle is returning it to an Oklahoma women’s flight museum.
Astronaut Randy Bresnik will formally present the scarf to officials from the 99s Museum of Women Pilots at the museum’s grand reopening event on Saturday. The museum has been closed for remodeling.
The Kansas-born Earhart disappeared in 1937 at age 39 while attempting an around-the-world flight. Bresnik’s grandfather, Albert Bresnik, was hired by Earhart to work as her only authorized photographer, but he wasn’t with her on her final flight.
Earhart wore the scarf on her long-distance trips, but not on the flight on which she disappeared. Bresnik asked to carry the scarf aboard space shuttle Atlantis last November to honor Earhart.
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