Giffords' astronaut husband awaiting doctors' OKMarch 31st, 2011 in Astronomy & Space / Space Exploration
(AP) -- Space shuttle commander Mark Kelly is still awaiting doctors' final OK on whether his congresswoman wife can attend his launch in just under three weeks.
Kelly is married to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. She's recuperating from a gunshot wound to the head.
Kelly told reporters at Florida's Kennedy Space Center he's "pretty hopeful" Giffords will make it to his April 19 liftoff. It will be Endeavour's final flight.
Kelly and his crew are at Kennedy for a practice countdown. Severe thunderstorms are interrupting their training.
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