Rockets stopped being entertaining long before we actually managed to land on the Moon, but it seems that the Russians are working on ways of making them fun again. Just think: mysterious blue spirals in the sky! Who needs the things to actually do anything?
I remember reading the people in northern Russia always saw a lot of UFOs, because the secret cosmodrome at Plesetsk fired off all sorts of rockets without ever informing anyone of the base's existence. NASA has been much less entertaining of late.
However, the most interesting phrase in the story I linked to is "Celebrity astronomer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaar". This guy could get a reality show just based on that attributed title and his name alone.