My neighbor parks his growling, thundering Audi S3 in a perfectly-sized space. He carefully backs it in and tucks down the corners of the Audi-emblem car cover. At night, this machine comes to life. LED headlamps flare and the walls of the garage form a resonant chamber for the warm-up revs of the turbo engine. Hydrocarbons are injected, explosively oxidized, and exhausted; the beast is unleashed!
It is absolutely fascinating and inspiring that technology which started out as an engine for war could be re-purposed as a vehicle for scientific exploration. Now if only we could cut out the first part.
Having never seen one of these behemoth rockets up close before, I never really understood just how big they were. Of course I knew they were big, like really big, but the enormity of the Saturn V is really hard to fathom without some reference.