In December 2015, Nolen Gertz wrote about adults' identities and the action figures they grew up with.
In March 2015, Benjamin Hedin wrote about the rise of Black Power after Selma.
The year you were born, Robert Manning wrote about his 1954 visit with the Nobel Prize–winning author Ernest Hemingway in Havana, Cuba.
Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
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Grease was released in 1978.
In March 2014, Derek Thompson wrote about the aging demographic of broadcast TV viewers.
In February 2015, Julie Beck wrote about what is lost when websites change or disappear.
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In July 2014, Katie Kilkenny wrote about Bay's willingness to create profit-driven movies.
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With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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