Originally Posted by houstonwhodat
No they still do it.
My best friends wife is an engineer at JSC (Johnson Space Center). They've been to several launches.
Those people are at the VIP viewing center next to the Saturn V exhibit at Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island
About 3 miles from Pad 39A.
Have you ever seen a Saturn V rocket close up?
Amazing what engineers and scientists can come up with.
Several stories high and nothing but fuel with a little tiny capsule on top.
Mercury rockets by comparison look like little toys.
Been there done that. I have also seen the Russian stuff. Also have seen some of the Chinese stuff as well. Also have seen American astronauts doing their stuff in the pool in Houston. I went to 25th anniversary of the space camp at the Kansas Comosphere I was the only oldest classment to make it not in age but when I went. My brother was the the second for that weekend.