In April 2011, The Atlantic editors collected essays about human spaceflight on the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic trip.
The year you were born, Robert Moses, the controversial and influential city planner who shaped the development of New York City, defended his vision for the American city.
In the January 1976 issue, David Halberstam wrote about the scope and power of broadcast television and the development of the 30-minute news program.
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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Cooley High was released in 1975.
In May 2011, Michael Freedman wrote about the cultural importance of nuclear testing.
In April 2014, Eric Levenson looked back on the games that popularized handheld gaming.
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In July 2015, Megan Garber wrote about the enduring popularity of one of the songs used in the movie, "Unchained Melody."
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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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