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US Rep. Giffords Picks Wake-up Song for Shuttle

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 07:10 AM

 

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords helped start the first full work day in space for her husband and the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour with the song: "Beautiful Day" by U2.

It's the same song Giffords sent as a wake-up call to Mark Kelly in 2006 when they were just dating. But this time the lyrics seemed to have a special meaning given her recovery from being shot in the head Jan. 8 in Arizona.

This time the song was from Giffords and Kelly's two daughters. Kelly thanked them and said it's always a beautiful day to wake up in space.

Endeavour's crew has started their main duty for Tuesday: a more than five-hour camera inspection of the shuttle's delicate heat shield to make sure there's no damage from launch.

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