Gabrielle Giffords will attend husband's space shuttle launch in April, aide says

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Thursday, March 10, 2011; 6:43 PM

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will attend the launch of the space shuttle Endeavor in April, says spokesman C.J. Karamargin, according to CNN. Karamargin said Giffords, who was wounded in the January shooting in Tucson, will attend the April 19 shuttle launch. Her husband, Mark Kelly will command the shuttle. The Associated Press cites a source speaking anonymously regarding the family's decision: A person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attend the launch of her husband's space shuttle in April. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the family and doctors have not yet publicized the decision. A news conference was scheduled for Friday at the Houston hospital where Giffords is undergoing rehab. (Source: AP, CNN, Associated Press) More from PostPolitics: - Loughner pleads not guilty in Tucson shootings - Giffords staff also struggles to heal - Photos: The Tucson

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