Mark Kelly: Rep Gabrielle Giffords recovering, to attend launching of NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour

By on Apr 25, 2011 in Politics, Science, United States Comments

Updated: May 16, 2011 9:32 p.m.

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Astronaut Mark Kelly revealed that his wife, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has been allowed by her doctors to attend the launching of NASA’s space shuttle Endeavor.

Rep Gabrielle Giffords and husband Astronaut
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Rep Gabrielle Giffords, according to his husband Mark Kelly, is now recovering fast from a gunshot wounded in the head during the Arizona shooting incident last January.

“Yes, I’ve met with her doctors, her neurosurgeon and her doctors. And … they’ve given us permission to take her down to the launch,” Mark Kelly was quoted as telling Katie Couric of CBS Evening News.

Space shuttle Endeavor is scheduled to launch on Friday, April 29, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, at around 12:47 p.m. (Arizona time), which will be on a two-week mission to the International Space Station.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama and his family will be among the guests to witness the launching of NASA’s space shuttle Endeavor, in which Mark Kelly will be the commander.

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