Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is expected to attend the April 29 launch of space shuttle Endeavor, which will be commanded by her husband Capt. Mark Kelly.
The Arizona Democrat’s office released a press release Friday detailing the plans for her attendance.
Giffords suffered a gunshot wound to the head on Jan. 8 in Tucson, Ariz., during a “Congress on Your Corner” event outside a local grocery store. Six people were killed in the shooting, while 12 others were wounded.
But the Congresswoman has been making a steady recovery in a treatment facility in Houston, Texas. Giffords will attend her husband’s launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, pending approval from her doctors.
Meanwhile, her staff is doing all they can to make the arrangements possible.
“Congresswoman Giffords very much wants to attend,” Giffords’ communications director C.J. Karamargin told Roll Call. “And we are planning for that to happen. The Congresswoman has always been very supportive of her husband’s career, and Captain Kelly has always been supportive of hers. There’s no reason for any of that to change now.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.