Giffords shooting devastated close shuttle crew
…The attack was devastating to many, especially Kelly’s close-knit crew. Endeavour pilot Greg H. Johnson recently recalled everyone’s reaction to the news.
“As you can imagine, a space shuttle crew is a lot like a family, and the spouses and the children of those crew members collectively are kind of like an extended family,” Johnson said in a recent interview. “Because we had a long training flow, we’ve socialized with Gabby on numerous occasions.”
Johnson said his 13-year-old daughter had become especially close with Giffords, and news of the shooting that Saturday, Jan. 8, shook her.