Gabrielle Giffords gets OK to attend shuttle Endeavour launch on Friday
Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, recovering from a gunshot wound to her head, will attend the launch of the shuttle Endeavour on Friday, ABC News reported Sunday.
Giffords wants to watch her husband, Mark Kelly, command the last mission of Endeavour, which is set to launch at 3:47 p.m.
She was shot in January in the parking lot of a Tucson shopping center while meeting with constituents. Six people were killed, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, and 12 others were wounded. Jared Loughner, who has pleaded not guilty, is charged in the rampage.
A story in the Arizona Republic said Giffords has virtually full use of her left side and is able to speak in short phrases, but she is wheelchair bound.
Also expected to attend the launch at Kennedy Space Center is President Obama, First Lady Michelle and their children, Malia and Sasha.
Giffords has been undergoing rehabilitation in Houston.