Giffords wristband worn by husband's twin in space

Giffords wristband worn by husband's twin in space
Associated Press
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 6:05pm

Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth wearing a wristband for his sister-in-law, the wounded Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

In a NASA photo, Kelly displays the blue wristband with a peace sign, a heart and the name "Gabby" shortly after landing in Kazakhstan on Wednesday from the International Space Station.

NASA spokeswoman Kylie Clem said the crew of space shuttle Discovery carried it up to the space station last month.

Kelly's identical twin brother Mark wore an identical wristband when he announced that he was resuming training for a shuttle flight in April. Mark Kelly is commander of shuttle Endeavour's last flight.

Scott Kelly was commander of the orbiting complex when Giffords was shot in the head in January in Tucson, Ariz.

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