Giffords to attend shuttle Endeavour launch
March 10th, 2011
05:43 PM ET

Giffords to attend shuttle Endeavour launch

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to attend the launch of the space shuttle endeavor on April 19, almost three months after she was shot in the head outside a Tucson, Arizona, supermarket, spokesman C.J. Karamargin said.

Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, is the shuttle mission's commander.

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  1. Kenny

    You go Gabby. Wish we had many more like you in Congress.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. dan bush

    the DJ that was homeless and got a job finally, what ever happened to him? is he back homeless and back on the battle?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mike D

    Pray tell. What is this shuttle flight really suppose to do except wast a lot of TAXPAYER money. I could not believe some of the laziness, arrogance, and contempt workers at Johnson Space Center in Houston have for TAXPAYERS. NASA budget should be reduced by 50%.

    I am very glad Congressman Giffords is doing better. Hope she makes a speedy recovery.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Ronnie Harper

    Fantastic, hope she gets well soon!

    March 10, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Gilles A. St. Denis

    What wonderful news! My wife and I have just returned to Victoria Canada after spending 3 months in South Tucson. We were there during this day of infamy and saw the beautiful display of flowers & photos at the shopping centre a few days later. We are still very much affected by this shooting but we love this beautiful city & it's habitants so we plan to return again next Nov. for another 3-4 months. Gilles

    March 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. musclecar61

    God Bless Gabby! You are an amazing woman and tough as nails. Be glad to see you up and about in the future.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Marion

    It's amazing how much chatter is produced by a one paragraph "story". Likewise, the cynicism that is produced.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Lisa

    @ mic in CA

    She is a victim and a survivor but that is not what I was writing about. I was writing about the attention she is receiving for going to watch the launch. Its not cynicism and you didnt reply to what I wrote. Its not cynicsim at all. To say she is nta victim eis absurd. There is notheing wrong it and I nver mnetioned it at all.

    She is a survivor NOT a hero. Lets not use that word to freely. The Judge who died was hero . If any of you who are commenting would read a little more you would know that he put his life to save another. Thats a hero. Not Congresswoman Giffords, not by a longshot. Sorry but its true.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lisa

      (Too many typos in my first posting Im reposting here)

      @ Mic in CA

      She is a victim and a survivor but that is not what I was writing about. I was writing about the attention she is receiving for going to watch the launch. Its not cynicism and you didnt reply to what I wrote. Its not cynicsim at all. To say she is not a victim is absurd. There is nothing wrong it and I never mentioned it at all.

      She is a survivor NOT a hero. Lets not use that word to freely. The Judge who died was hero . If any of you who are commenting would read a little more you would know that he put his life to save another. Thats a hero. Not Congresswoman Giffords, not by a longshot. Sorry but its true.

      March 11, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. norma wilkinson Long Beach Cal.

    To those of you who are compassionate enough to wish her well, the rest of us say"thank you"! To those of you who were rude,vulgar or just indifferant, may I ask why you even bother to comment. Most people don't want to hear from you anyway. Sad isn't it?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. norma wilkinson Long Beach Cal.

    to those of you who were thoughtful enough to wish her well, "thank you" To those who were nasty ,rude or indifferent, why do you bother, nobody wants to hear from you anyway. Sad isn't it?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. norma wilkinson Long Beach Cal.

    WHAT do I have to do to have my comment shown.? the name and address are correct

    March 11, 2011 at 3:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. mike

    I,wish her well.But in my eyes the fallen need to be rembered more,She made it and iam happy,But she is here to stand for name,not ones died..

    March 11, 2011 at 4:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. clarke

    That is just wonderful. God speed.

    March 11, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. barney

    Well i for one , was interested in her recovery. it is wonderful and fantastic, nothing short of a miracle, that she can attend the launch. what I am not interested in is what those mean spirited Repooplicans have to say. Peace out.

    March 14, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Blutarski

    It's high time Dems and Libs tone down the rhetoric in Wisconsin before this happens again.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/03/obama-will-condemn-death-threats-against-wisconsin-gop-tomorrow-m#

    March 14, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
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