Since I was at the Saturn dealer having routine maintenance done this morning, I got to be in front of a tv to see the launch of Discovery go off without a hitch. All the North Carolinians with me were glued to the screen as well. It made me kind of miss watching the launches over the roof of the house across the street. Night launches were particularly spectacular, but really any time you can see the shuttle shooting up through the atmosphere with your naked eye is cool. We could always watch the actual countdown and launch on tv, and then have enough time to get outside and (so long as it wasn't really cloudy) see it come into view and gradually disappear into the sky. Made it very exciting as a kid...heck, even now.