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Giffords arrives to watch shuttle launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has arrived in Florida for today's launch of the space shuttle Endeavour that will be commanded by her husband, Mark Kelly.

A posting on the wounded congresswoman's Facebook page says she flew in on a NASA jet Sunday afternoon and got a quick fly-by of Endeavour at the pad. The Democrat from Arizona arrived with the family of Endeavour pilot Gregory Johnson.

The shuttle was scheduled to be fueled late last night, and the weather looks good for Endeavour's 8:56 a.m. launch.

An launch try in April was delayed because of electrical problems.

Giffords was wounded in the face in a mass shooting in Tucson in January but is making a remarkable recovery. Doctors had cleared her to travel to see the launch. -- AP

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