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La moglie dell'astronauta 14.01.11

Le implicazioni politiche della relazione tra Gabrielle Giffords e suo marito Mark Kelly, astronauta NASA e - sino all'attentato a sua moglie - capitano della prossima missione dello Space Shuttle in programma ad aprile.

NASA's selection Thursday of a backup commander for astronaut Mark Kelly served as a reminder that the shooting in Tucson affected another community nearly as much as Capitol Hill - the one affiliated with America's manned space programs.

For critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and Kelly had become the first couple of space exploration, a unique, high-profile team that took to the national stage as some of the most critical decisions in the history of U.S. human spaceflight were on the agenda.