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If Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is able to attend her husband's space shuttle launch in nine days, she'll have some company.
President Barack Obama's entire family will be there at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Doctors need to give final approval, but Giffords is expected to make the trip. This will be the first launch Obama has attended.
There are only two space shuttle launches remaining, the last coming June 28 when Atlantis blasts off.
Giffords spokesperson, C.J. Karamargin said giffords was "very pleased" when told the President would be at the launch.
Karamargin said it's "likely" she will be there as well, barring any changes in her condition the next few days.