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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.

Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched ... more

Lincoln's Whiskers

The iconic image of a bearded President Abraham Lincoln can be traced to a letter he received ... more

Johnstown Flood

On May 31, 1889, a flood of enormous proportions took the lives of more than 2,000 people in ... more
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