Gifford's husband weighing decision on shuttle

January 25, 2011 10:54:00 AM PST
Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, says he'll decide in the next two weeks whether to resume training for his April space shuttle flight or remain at his wife's bedside. Kelly tells the Houston Chronicle that he's spent most of his waking hours with Giffords since she was shot in the head Jan. 8 while in Tucson, Ariz.

The Arizona congresswoman is being treated at a Houston hospital after her transfer last week from Tucson. Kelly says he is hopeful that Giffords can be moved to a rehab facility as early as Wednesday.

The astronaut says he visited NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Monday for the first time since his wife was shot. Kelly is set to resume training on Feb. 7.


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