“Persistence pays off..”

After a number of delays Space Shuttle Endeavour finally launched last night on Mission STS-127. Although there are some concerns about minor damage caused by pieces of foam insulation. You can watch the launch video here. But to mark the 40th Anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, and the Guardian has a good collection of bits and pieces on the mission, here’s a fascinating clip of the Apollo 11 launch with comments from Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins and other Apollo astronauts from “In the Shadow of the Moon”.