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First Untethered Spacewalk

After decades of tethered spacewalks it was time to push the bar even further. On February 7, 1984, Bruce McCandless and Robert Stewart became the first astronauts to “walk” in space without restraints. Strapped to jet packs, they gave the term “spacewalk” new meaning.

40-Hour Work Week

“Leisure is an indispensable ingredient in a growing consumer market because working people ... more

Retrospectacle: Drive-In Restaurants

The first drive-in opened in 1921. Whether the booming success of these new eateries was due ... more

Retrospectacle: Bouffant Hair: Nowhere to Go but Up

Women have been sporting this do for generations and its popularity has since extended from real ... more
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