I have a geeky confession: One of my childhood ambitions was to be an astronaut. While that dream didn’t pan out, my interest in space lives on.

So I was quite excited that, after four failed attempts due to inclement weather, the space shuttle Endeavour launched into space on July 15, 2009. You can watch the video of the launch, courtesy of NASA TV.

According to the NASA site, the crew are spending today inspecting the shuttle’s heat shield and preparing for tomorrow’s docking with the International Space Station.