June 2019

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Inside America's Greatest Adventure

From JFK's real motives to the Soviets' secret plot to land on the Moon at the same time, a new behind-the-scenes view of Apollo 11's unlikely triumph 50 years ago

Neil Armstrong spacesuit

Apollo at 50

New tributes to the ultimate space epic blast off this summer at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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El Maestro

Mexico's most important living artist mixes magical realism with passionate rebellion

Blue Hole Regional Park

American Idyll

Kick off your shoes and jump into summer's most refreshing tradition, a lazy afternoon at the local swimming hole

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Return to the Titanic

The daredevil inventor behind the world's first deep-diving passenger submarine sets his sights on the most famous shipwreck of all



Readers respond to our May issue


Unnatural Wonder

The surprising human interventions that help make Niagara Falls so awe inspiring


Pride and Prejudice

Interpreting the legacy of the Stonewall uprising 50 years later


The First Computers Were Human

It's ironic that women today must fight for equality in Silicon Valley. After all, their math skills helped launch the digital age


Roaring Back

In a new exhibit about "deep time" at the National Museum of Natural History, T. Rex is still the chompion


My, What Big Teeth You Have!

Reimagining the megalodon, the world's most terrifying sea creature

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