Husband: Giffords would be OK with flight decision

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says his wife would be very comfortable with his decision to go back into space.

Space shuttle commander Mark Kelly wouldn't go into details about her condition. He deflected questions at a news conference Friday about how he knows she supports his decision.

Kelly said the congresswoman continues to improve in rehab in Houston. He said key to his decision is that his wife is kept very busy with therapy.

Kelly stepped down from training after his wife was gunned down in Tucson on Jan. 8. His decision to resume training for April's space shuttle mission was announced on Friday.

It will be Endeavour's final flight and the fourth spaceflight for Kelly.