Giffords Cleared to Attend Husband's Launch

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Doctors have given Rep. Gabrielle Giffords the okay to travel to Cape Canaveral this week to watch her husband Mark Kelly lift off in space shuttle Endeavour.

The trip will be the first for the Arizona congresswoman since she was flown from Tucson, Ariz., to Houston more than three months ago to recover after being shot in the head.

"I've met with her doctors, her neurosurgeon and her doctors, and ... they've given us permission to take her down to the launch," Kelly said in an interview with CBS' Katie Couric.

Giffords went to Kelly's last launch in 2008 when he commanded the space shuttle Discovery.

After the assassination attempt against his wife on Jan. 8, Kelly questioned whether he would lead the final Endeavour mission.

He later decided to go ahead with the launch, which takes place April 29.

Jared Lee Loughner, 22, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the attack on Giffords.

Six people were killed in the shooting rampage and 13 others, including Giffords, were wounded.

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