Watched NASA TV's live coverage of the ARES test launch -- watched it over the Internet at that, smooth as silk -- and was greatly pleased at the overall success of the mission.
I've been an avid fan of space exploration, both manned and robotic, ever since I saw the Sputnik booster soaring through the skies over Texas back in the 1950's. Heck, I even got excited by the Soviets' space program, even though we were in some of the darkest hours of the Cold War.
I'm old enough I likely won't live long enough to see a Moon colony. And forget me seeing one on Mars, or an asteroid, or a Martian moon (unless they put me in suspended animation!).
I love this stuff. . . .