Seeing the real space shuttle up close and watching a Space X Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral–priceless.

After a morning tour of the Kennedy Space Center, I returned to the Quantum of the Seas and in the evening, stood on deck with hundreds of others waiting impatiently. Flames and clouds of smoke foamed up and the rocket slowly, slowly broke the bonds of gravity and then picked up speed. As it pierced the clouds, a long deep boom rolled over us, and we all cheered.
I thought, after my tour of the space center, of all those minds bending their power toward making space travel happen and thought, wow, this was the ultimate in crowd sourcing.