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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords cleared for shuttle launch

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ASSOCIATED PRESS -- It's the end of an era for Endeavour, as the Shuttle Orbiter is scheduled to make its final launch on Friday, April 29, at 3:47pm et.  It is NASA's second-to-last shuttle mission.

Mark Kelly will command the launch. His wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, will attend with a nurse.  She is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head from the January 8 shootings in Tucson, Arizona.

There is another confirmed high-profile guest: President Obama will be at Kennedy Space Center in person to see the launch.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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