I remember delays after delays during the Apollo missions.
My uncle was an engineer through the Gemini missions.
Delays are much harder to remember but, one does tend to remember when something goes tragically wrong.
I had one of my kids and several neighbor kids come in to my man cave/garage because they were all playing out front. When I told them there was going to be a rocket launch sending astronauts to space they got excited. It was more cool for me watching 7 to 10 year olds wide-eyed and excited. I remember when I was full of wonder like that. Glad I got to show it to them.
On that note, when I was around their age, with wide eyes and wonder, it went a bit different. As a kid I was on school watching the launch of Shuttle Challenger go tragically wrong.
Like I told my youngest 30 yr old Son ( who's an engineer), this ain't your Dad's NASA . Mission Control Isn't any thing close to the old Apollo, Gemini missions. And thank gawd for HD TV! What an epic collection of views.
Myself, my 19 year old so.n and one of his friends were playing golf Sat when it Launched. We stopped in the 9th fairway to watch it take place. I told them it’s gonna be a “remember where you where when....” kind of moment.