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一个存在80年之久的谜题

更新时间:2017-7-3 18:52:08 来源:纽约时报中文网 作者:佚名

Could we be near the answer to an 80-year mystery?

对于一个存在80年之久的谜题,我们有可能接近它的答案吗?

A team of searchers working with specially trained dogs is scouring a Pacific island in hopes of finding the remains of Amelia Earhart.

一队搜寻人员正在与经过特殊训练的狗一道,对一个太平洋小岛进行搜索,希望能找到阿梅莉亚·埃尔哈特(Amelia Earhart)的遗体。

She and her navigator disappeared on July 2, 1937, as Earhart was trying to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.

1937年7月2日,埃尔哈特与领航员失踪,当时她正试图成为首位环航全球的女性。

We promise to keep you posted if the searchers turn up anything. But meanwhile, we wondered: Who finally did become the first woman to fly around the world?

如果搜寻人员发现了什么线索,我们承诺一定告诉你们。但与此同时,我们也想知道:最终是谁成为了首位完成环球飞行的女性?

In 1948, 24-year-old Richarda Morrow-Tait of Britain took off from Croydon, now a borough of London, in a single-engine Percival Proctor, with Michael Townsend, a Cambridge graduate student, as navigator. They returned a year and one day later, mission completed.

1948年,24岁的英国人丽查达·莫罗-泰特(Richarda Morrow-Tait)驾驶单引擎的珀西瓦尔·普罗克托(Percival Proctor)飞机,从克罗伊登(如今那里是伦敦的一个区)与领航员、剑桥大学的研究生迈克尔·汤森(Michael Townsend)一道出发。一年零一天后,他们完成了任务回来了。

The first woman to make the trek solo was Geraldine Mock, who as a girl in Ohio had been fascinated by Earhart.

首位独自完成这一漫长旅程的女性是杰拉尔丁·莫克(Geraldine Mock),她来自俄亥俄州,深深为埃尔哈特所痴迷。

In 1964, at age 38, Ms. Mock, above, took off in the Spirit of Columbus, a 1953 single-engine Cessna 180, from Columbus.

1964年,38岁的莫克(上图)驾驶“哥伦布精神”号,从哥伦布市出发了。那是一架1953年的塞斯纳180型单引擎飞机。

The flight wasn’t without complications, including a burning antenna and a mistaken landing at a secret military airstrip in Cairo.

她的飞行并非一帆风顺,期间她遭遇了天线烧毁,还误降在了开罗的一处秘密军事飞机跑道上。

But after 29 days and 23,103 miles, the self-proclaimed “flying housewife” and mother of three returned home a record-holder.

但经过29天、23103英里(约合37180公里)的飞行后,这位自称“会飞的家庭主妇”及三位孩子的母亲回到家,成为了一名纪录保持者。

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