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January 25th, 2011
08:40 AM ET

Giffords’ brother-in-law sends support to brother Mark from space

Astronaut Scott Kelly was 200 miles above the earth when he heard the news of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona on the morning of January 8.

The news hit particularly close to home because Scott's twin brother, Mark, is the husband of Representative Gabrielle Gifford who was shot in the head during the attack. Kelly has been aboard the International Space Station since October but he is able to speak to his brother, Mark Kelly, 5 or 6 times a day since that day.

Scott Kelly joins American Morning from the International Space Station and gives the latest update on Giffords' condition.


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  1. Mister Wu

    Very nice to see Scott Kelly and hear him share his guarded feelings toward the Tucson tragedy. However I wish the CNN reports showed more maturity while asking tasteless leading questions about leaving the ISS. Communications between brothers is good. Physical distance isn't alway a issue. Before seeing this if it was my wife, I would want to stay. Now I think we should support Mark Kelly going in space as Gabby has a great support network on the ground and on must on some level vicariously love her astronaut husband to see him in space on her iPad. Then I am not Mark Kelly, he doesn't need the cheap media pressure on top of everything else judging their decision. I hope he runs for Congress if Rep, Gifford can not serve her seat in Congress.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:28 am |