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Husband: Giffords would be OK with flight decision

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File photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords, left, is shown with her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. File photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords, left, is shown with her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly.

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says his wife would be very comfortable with his decision to go back into space.

Space shuttle commander Mark Kelly wouldn't go into details about her condition. He deflected questions at a news conference Friday about how he knows she supports his decision.

Kelly said the congresswoman continues to improve in rehab in Houston. He said key to his decision is that his wife is kept very busy with therapy.

Kelly stepped down from training after his wife was gunned down in Tucson on Jan. 8. His decision to resume training for April's space shuttle mission was announced on Friday.

It will be Endeavour's final flight and the fourth spaceflight for Kelly.