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In March 2015, Cari Romm wrote about the technological impact of NASA on everyday life.
In February 2008, Jonas Clark wrote about a collection of Atlantic articles on Castro and his legacy.
The year you were born, Grover Loening wrote about the history of the development of American planes, and what can be learned from the missed opportunties of the past.
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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The Brady Bunch premiered in 1972.
In November 2005, Tyler Cabot wrote about people being considered for sainthood, including Oscar Romero.
In August 2012, Ashley Fetters traced the history of cable television's longest-running programming event.
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In December 2013, Esther Zuckerman wrote about Thompson's publicity push for the 2014 Oscars.
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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 February 2012, Charles A. Kupchan wrote about the world's emerging economies, and how the world will look by 2050.
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