The most awesome moment in science fiction: the scene in JJ Abrams's Star Trek when Kirk drives his motorcycle up to the Star Fleet ship yard, witnessing the Enterprise under construction.
It was a great moment of optimism, purpose and awe. In this future, the earth is beautiful and plentiful; the family farm seems to be alive and well; and the world's most advanced technology appears nestled within a vast, open and productive countryside. All is well.
It is thanks to the landscape that the hardware seems so awesome.