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Kelly to Fly on Shuttle Mission

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly will resume training as commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission on Monday, Feb. 7. With the exception of some proficiency training, Kelly has been on personal leave since Jan. 8 to care for his wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in a Tucson, Ariz. shooting. Kelly participated in this briefing held at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, along with Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office, and Brent Jett, chief, Flight Crew Operations Directorate. STS-134 will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space Station; the target launch date for space shuttle Endeavour is April 19.
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