ASTRO BOB Space station crew prepares for Christmas feast in space
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VIDEO: Bottom of article In her first extended interview, Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is praising her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, calling him "brave, brave, brave" as she kisses his bald head.
VIDEO: Giffords' first TV interview The memoir, titled "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope," describes Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' efforts over the past 10 months to relearn how to walk and talk, and her painful discovery that six people were killed in the Jan. 8 attack outside a Tucson grocery store.
Amanda Lee Myers and Michelle Price
, November 12, 2011
Two Americans among six astronauts on space station; Russian spaceships only supply link to space station The brief statement from the Roscosmos agency did not specify whether the Progress supply ship that was launched today from the Baikonur cosmodrome had been entirely lost. Agency officials could not immediately be reached for comment by The Associated Press.
Atlantis and four astronauts thundered into orbit Friday on NASA's last space shuttle voyage, writing the final chapter in a 30-year story of dazzling triumphs, shattering tragedy and, ultimately, unfulfilled expectations. Scroll down the article to view live coverage from NASA of Atlantis' mission and to watch video of Atlantis' launch.
12Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head, and her astronaut husband Mark Kelly are working on a memoir together. Kelly also announced Tuesday his retirement from the Navy and NASA.
In regions that identify so closely with the space program — cities like Houston, where the local sports teams are the Astros and the Rockets, and Cape Canaveral which calls itself the Space Coast and even has an area code of 3-2-1 — the end of the shuttle era is an emotional punch in the gut.
For about 20 minutes, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband broke down in a plane's bathroom after believing incorrect media reports that his wife had been fatally shot at a political event outside a supermarket.
Amanda Lee Myers and Bob Christie
, January 19, 2011
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