I know that this thread is a bit dread at this point, but I had a dream last night that I couldn't not share on this forum.
In the dream, there was a rocket that was about to launch and for some reason I thought it was a good idea to sneak up close to it (which I don't regret). I replicated the rocket in Space Agency (a cool IOS game), it looked something like this:
The rocket's mission was to launch a rather prestigious mission to put up an interplanetary communication satellite, and it was evidently a manned mission.
When I got close to the launchpad, I saw a strange wooden tower about 6-7 meters high and less then 40 meters from the launch pad. There was a ladder on the side which I used to climb on top of the structure to watch the launch. The rocket looked much bigger from up close, looming above me like a skyscraper. Before long the countdown started, and in one glorious bang the engines roared to life. Just the sound alone almost knocked me off my feet. Do you know how you can sometimes feel sound if it's low and loud enough? That happened to me on an extreme scale. The sound was incredibly loud. I could really feel the incredible power of the rocket, and it was AWESOME!
As the rocket flew into the distance, I thought to myself "YES! I have finally seen a rocket launch in a dream, I want to do that again in a lucid dream. I will have one interesting story to tell when I wake up. ... Wait a minute, this is a dream isn't it..." At that point I fell backwards to try to stabilize the dream. Everything dissolved around me leaving me in an empty void, I tried accelerating forward to stabilize the dream but it wasn't enough. I woke up and did a reality check confirming that the dream did in fact end.