Astronaut Mark Kelly Returning to Space in Wake of Gifford Shooting

first_imgAccording to new report, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is set to announce today plans to return to space later this year on the final Endeavour mission. Kelly’s return to space has been in question since his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in the head last month, during an assassination attempt at a public appearance in Tuscon.Kelly’s decision will be announced today during a press conference. Politico has confirmed that he will, in fact, announce his return, according to “a source familiar with the decision.”Kelly is a veteran of space travel. The two-week Endeavour mission set for April 19th, will be his fourth.last_img

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