Giffords Walks, With Help, Onto Florida-Bound Jet : The Two-Way The Arizona lawmaker, still recovering from the gunshot wound she suffered during a Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson, is going to watch her husband and the crew of space shuttle Endeavour launch on Friday.
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Rep. Giffords Walks, With Help, On To Plane For Flight To Florida

There's new video — shot from quite far away — from Houston's KTRK-TV of what the station says is Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) walking up the steps of a small passenger jet this morning for a flight to Florida.

KHOU-TV in Houston reports that Giffords was "guided by a second person" as she boarded.

She's headed to Friday's launch of the space shuttle Endeavour. Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, is the mission's commander.

This is the first public glimpse of the congresswoman since Jan. 8, when she and 18 other people were shot outside a Tucson strip mall. Six people died.