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In September 2013, Cameron Kunzelman wrote about black T-shirts and the powerful men who wear them.
In December 2011, Jon Sawyer and Kem Knapp Sawyer described Anna Hazare as the legacy of Ghandi.
The year you were born, Wilson Harris wrote about how then-Princess Elizabeth's education compared with that of an American girl of the same age.
In June 2013, Colin Fleming wrote about 1963 as a formative year for the Beatles.
In July 2011, Alexis C Madrigal wrote about the food that Sputnik inspired.
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.
In October 2009, Mark Bowden wrote about the toll of constant coverage.
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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.
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