driving to florida to watch a shuttle launch in 82 with my grandfather and seeing him with his arm spread out (flying in for a landing at the runway) and feeling the "rumble in my bones at 5 miles away"I've got so many moments I can point to that featured something about space absolutely blowing me away. However, my favourite absolutely has to be my trip to the Kennedy Space Centre when I was a child. The thing I cannot forget was staring at the life-size model of the Explorer. I'd watched so many of these things take off on TV and just being in the presence of a MODEL stupefied me. Those things are massive!
Sadly, I didn't take this picture (can't find any photos from that time!). Thanks Wikipedia!
How about you? I'm curious what the rest of the community's favourite space memory is!