I was thinking about this not too long ago:
Imagine yourself as a student, probably in high school, or middle school, and your Astronomy teacher said "We have a field trip coming up." and you, expecting a predictable conference or planetarium, what would you do if he said "We're going to space; Low Earth Orbit to be exact. There's more to it then just our books. We need to experience it. It's all funded."
Would you go?
Low Earth Orbit visually is like this: