Have we become that jaded?
I got to see one up close a couple years ago, from inside the Cape, and it's an awesome sight. If you can't feel the sense of wonder, you might as well crawl back into your caves and let the shamans tell you about the world from the shadows on the cave walls.
fire rockets into the sky - it's a boys dream
Now, I suck at math - so I quit rockets at a very early age, probably before birth
But my amazement of how chemical energy is transferred into forward motion was never diminished.
An anthropomorphic view would say that even the aliens must be impressed with our death-defying feats of flaming rocket plumes.
We will spread our seed to stars yet, you bastards.