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Scott and Mark Kelly: NASA to Study Twin Brothers Both in Space and on Earth

NASA to Study Twin Brothers Scott and Mark Kelly, One in Space and One on Earth

Originally posted 03/27/2015 06:20PM

Astronaut Scott Kelly has blasted off into space for a yearlong mission. The twist? A piece of him still remains on Earth – well, sort of.

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The Big Bang Theory: Look Who Visited Sheldon and Amy

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The Big Bang Theory: Look Who Visited Sheldon and Amy

Originally posted 03/16/2015 02:15PM

Look who got to geek out with Sheldon and Amy?

Retired Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly recently stopped by the set of The Big Bang Theory. The couple were there as fans, not guest stars, and they got to snap a shot with cast members Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) and Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler).

"What an honor and privilege to meet @gabbygiffords on set with @therealjimparsons," Bialik posted on Instagram. "What a woman she is. Wow."

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Gabby Giffords to Meet Privately with Sandy Hook Families | Gabrielle Giffords

Gabby Giffords to Meet Privately with Sandy Hook Families

Originally posted 01/04/2013 08:00AM

Gabrielle Giffords, the former member of Congress from Arizona who was gunned down at a Tucson shopping center two years ago – and then courageously fought to recover from her injuries – will meet privately Friday with the families of the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn.

The event will be held at a private home and is not open to the public.

Giffords, 42, sharing a Facebook post from her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, after the Dec. 14 school shootings, said that the time was now to begin a national dialogue on strengthening gun control. This week, she and Kelly met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch gun-control proponent, on the issue.

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Gabrielle Giffords & Husband Face Her Shooter at Sentencing Hearing

Gabrielle Giffords Shooter Jared Loughner Sentenced to Life in Prison

Originally posted 11/08/2012 03:55PM

Jared Loughner, the man who killed six people and wounded 13 – including Gabrielle Giffords – in a 2011 shooting spree outside of a Tuscon, Ariz., grocery store, was sentenced on Thursday to seven consecutive life terms and 140 years in prison without parole.

"Her life has been forever changed ... immeasurably altered," Giffords's husband, retired astronaut, Mark Kelly, said in court on Thursday with his wife by his side. "Every day is a continual struggle to do those things she was once so ... good at."

Giffords suffered a single gunshot wound through the brain. Although news reports at the time initially indicated the shot may have been fatal, the congresswoman survived and underwent surgery at the University Medical Center in Tucson.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said that six of Loughner's life sentences represent the six slain victims, and one represents the attempted assassination of Giffords, according to CNN.

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Gabrielle Giffords's Husband Mark Kelly Pens Children's Book

Mark Kelly Pens Children's Book, Still Focused on Wife Gabrielle Giffords's Recovery

Originally posted 10/09/2012 10:10AM

Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has written a book – but don't expect it to be about his life.

Instead, Kelly, who flew four shuttle missions and piloted 39 naval combat tours in Operation Desert Storm, has written a children's book with an astronaut mouse as hero, FOX News reports.

Kelly, 48, tells the network he was inspired to write Mousetronaut after taking mice into space for research purposes.

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