The fact that people go into space is a very underrated.  I'm not trying to go all Dr. Nerd on you, but you should watch this video of the recently retired Space Shuttle and every mission it undertook.

 

I always wanted to be an astronaut.  Now little kids won't even think of that as an option.  I know that they have to do like science experiments and could die at any second up there, but look at how much fun they had.  If I was wealthy I would pay the Russians whatever they wanted to go into space.