Giffords arrives in Florida for Endeavour launch

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has arrived back in Florida to watch her husband Captain Mark Kelly’s scheduled Monday morning launch on space shuttle Endeavor.

Her spokesperson Mark Kimble had confirmed to CBS News correspondent Karen brown that the Arizona congresswoman – still undergoing rehabilitation from the shooting in Tucson last January – arrived from her Houston hospital shortly after noon.

The trip went well with no problems whatsoever, Kimble said.

He said Giffords was disappointed when the launch was scrubbed at the last minute on April 29, but that being married to an astronaut she knows these things can happen. Giffords was determined to be present for the latest launch attempt and insisted on returning, to support her husband.

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