Astronaut Mark Kelly Meets Injured Wife Gabrielle Giffords

January 9th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
ph2006070700386Tucson, Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The news of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona left astronaut Mark Kelly in a state of shock. The NASA Commander flew to see his injured wife Gabrielle Giffords who was targeted by a gunman near a grocery store during a political meeting. The shooting incident claimed 6 lives and left some others injured, reports have revealed. A friend of the astronaut made provisions for a private jet for him and he flew to Tucson. Thereafter, he reached the hospital to meet his injured wife who had to undergo a surgery. The condition of his wife is said to be serious though the doctors have said that the chances of recovery are high.

The man who has shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others at the meeting venue was later identified as Jared Lee Loughner and the 22-year-old was taken away by the cops. The police has said that there is another man who was involved in the shooting and they have also come across a photo of the accomplice. Astronaut Mark Kelly tied the knot with Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona in 2007. It is a long distance marriage since they live in Arizona and Washington D.C. They keep the marriage working by meeting whenever they find time.

Astronaut Mark Kelly has made voyages in to space thrice earlier and he is also slated to be in the shuttle Endeavour which will start for its space voyage in April this year. His wife is now recuperating in University Medical Center of Tucson after the bullet went through her head.

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