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 January 2012, Wendy Kaminer wrote about that Supreme Court decision (Engel v. Vitale), and how school prayer affected U.S. politics.
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 April 2000, David Rieff wrote about the fraught history and sad—but safe—modern condition of the formerly Yugoslavian city of Sarajevo.
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 December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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