As mentioned in the question Climbing at terminal velocity minimizes losses? But why? And "of what"? terminal velocity is important when launching space craft from Kerbal (Game Kerbal Space Program). The question has an answer suggesting "Yes it does matter" but the math is over my head and it does not reference any launches from Earth.
Do launches from Earth make any attempt to accelerate at or near terminal velocity? What kind of real life impact is there for fuel consumption?