I missed the launch, unfortunately. I’ve seen so many (on TV, never live) launches, yet I can’t help but be awed each and every time.
Our species, although flawed, is capable of amazing feats. The human body is not meant to stand long periods in space, yet, we’re still there and will continue to be there. We’ve been to another world (the moon, unless you believe in a conspiracy theory), and our feet have tread on its surface.
My dream as a child was to be an astronomer/astronaut, but, early in life, I hit that unyielding brick wall dubbed “mathematics.”
So, while I may not make it into space in this lifetime, I can still watch as brave souls are fired into the lifeless vacuum, and my hopes and dreams take flight with them.