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. Tango216

    What a courageous lady!

    I wish her well!

    March 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. josh

    amazing! i would like to meet her one day

    March 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. katincal

    You go girl!

    March 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bonnie wood

    good for her. she is one amazing lady. i wish her well and a peddy recovery.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat Sunlove

      proofread... 😉

      March 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Beagle

      How confusing yet cruel.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Keith


    March 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Annie

    Go Gabby Go!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Henry

    Amazing. Check out this fitting tribute to Gabrielle:

    March 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. John

    Good to hear this.
    By the way it is the space shuttle Endeavor not the space shuttle endeavor.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • mt

      You can't expect CNN to get something as complicated as capitalization correct.

      March 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • T3chsupport

      It's the space shuttle Endeavor endeavor.

      March 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • BB

      Not only did they forget to capitalize it, they spelled it wrong. It's actually Endeavour because it is named after the British ship.

      March 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • JF

      Or even spell it correctly.......the space shuttle's name is spelled Endeavour, as it is named after a British exploration ship.

      March 10, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • MariahE

      Go Gliffords Go! I would love to point out to you people though, the important thing is the information of the story, not the grammar. They are trying to relay the information to the public in a timely manner, whether or not you find it relevant or news worthy, CNN is just trying its best.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      @Mariah: I might agree, except CNN is ripe with typos and errors these days. Besides this story was posted like 8 hours ago and still isn't fixed. It's not like there are a lot of paragraphs to fix...

      March 11, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Perilous

    That's completely amazing and incredible. I am so happy for her and her husband! 😀 This is wonderful news!

    March 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Post Heat

    Gabrielle Giffords is one incredible woman.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Patrick

    What a great story. Get well soon Gabby.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. stannard

    Yes , we can, plus together we can do anything ,and that is what frightens them the most. About time about space n life in the human race with grace.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rita Andrea Taylor

      The enemy has been defeated!!!. God will heal you completely and I expect you back in Washigton by June.
      Praise be to God!!! No weapons formed against you, Gabby will prosper. You are a womderful child of God.
      Please find in your heart to forgive Mr. Loughner.
      Keep the faith!!

      March 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Give the hard working doctors that saved her life some credit. "God" could care less.

      As a fellow human being, I wish you a speedy recovery Gabby!

      March 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      God gave the working doctors the abilities they have to do their practice. Give credit where credit is due. 😉

      March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • One Nation Under God

      Ha no the doctor studied his whole life for moments like those so god is still nowhere to be found, god dindnt miracle the doctor in honestly it was money

      March 11, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick V

      "Together we can do anything"

      Maybe even spell correctly.

      March 11, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
    • ThinkAgain

      Paul: The doctors who worked on Ms. Giffords may have been given abilities by God, but they themselves developed them through hard work and dedication. They also developed their abilities during their combat field experience in the Iraq War – a war that a supposed "Christian" and "man of God" lied us into. If God really had the power you think He does, then why did he let Laughner commit his evil act?

      March 11, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kat

    she is awesome! keep goin Gabby!

    March 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. David

    Not for nothing but now 100000% of the media coverage will be about HER and not the actual launch / final mission. Great that she's recovered. But inappropriate to exploit. Very.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • A. Non

      Nobody is exploiting anything. Her husband is the commander of the mission. Naturally she wants to attend the launch, and naturally her husband wants her there, along with family members of the rest of the crew. It is great that she will be there. If her husband doesn't mind that she will get some attention, nobody else should mind. I doubt if the rest of the shuttle crew or their families mind. Such pettiness!

      March 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh yeah

      He's right. They'll endlessly mention that it's commanded by Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who's attending today's launch, three months after being shot in the head...

      March 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. David

    Endeavor vs endeavor = same thing.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
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