Yeah, I thought it was a dream also, so no, you're not Spock. Scotty, maybe, but not Spock. :-) Yes, this was a stupid, stupid scene.
Soon as that thing started to head back down, man, there would have been one helluva explosion, and he wouldn't have had to worry about his kids no longer having a place to live, because it would have killed them too. I've seen those films of the rockets crashing down.
And the whole thing with the rocket buzzing the reporters - if it had come that close to them, it would have incinerated them.
And I also thought the same thing with the escape tower. It should have pulled him clear of the rocket.
Not only was this scene stupid, but NASA's denial of his liftoff was completely stupid as well. You could see a liftoff for tens of miles around. That would have been witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people.
I could not suspend my disbelief for this movie.
I asked the doctor to take your picture so I can look at you from inside as well.