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Photo: NASA TV -- Today Astronaut Mark Kelly talked about his decision to lead a space mission in April.

Wounded congresswoman’s hubby to command space shuttle mission

The trip dilemma has been hanging in the air since Captain Mark Kelly’s wife, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) was shot in the head last month. Kelly had to decide whether to stay with his recuperating wife or be the commander of Endeavour’s last flight into space in this spring.  “Things fell into place and she improved very fast, so the decision became easier over time,” Kelly said today. “I know my wife very well and I know what she would want, so that makes the decision easier.” Kelly talked about his decision to command Endeavour’s final space journey during... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the family of Christina Taylor Green after the State of the Union address in Washington DC January 25, 2011

Photo Gallery: Christina Taylor Green’s family & the Obamas

President Barack Obama remembered the victims of the Arizona tragedy in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 25.  After his speech, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greeted John, Roxanna, and 11-year-old Dallas Green. The family of Christina Taylor, the youngest victim of that shooting massacre on January 8, 2011. Christina and five others were killed, when a gunman fired on a gathering in front of a Safeway store near Tucson, Arizona.  U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) and 12 others were wounded in the attack.

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