Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan helps Zontians honor Amelia Earhart

To celebrate Zontian Amelia Earhart and the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, the Zonta Club of Columbus, USA, hosted a virtual event featuring astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space.

Sullivan was one of the first six women to join the NASA astronaut corps in 1978. A veteran of three shuttle missions and a member of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, last year she reached Challenger Deep, the deepest known point on Earth, in the Pacific. She is the first woman to ever reach the Challenger Deep, and the journey made her the first person ever to visit both space and the bottom of the ocean.

Sullivan embodies the adventurous spirit and breaking boundaries attitude for women that Earhart herself and all Amelia Earhart Fellows have.

Zonta International President Sharon Langenbeck and Holly Anderson, International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee chairman, were also in attendance at the Zonta Club of Columbus’ event.