(CNN) – The commander of the upcoming space shuttle mission began a pre-launch news conference Thursday by addressing the condition of his wife, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Astronaut Mark Kelly said Giffords, who was shot in the head January 8, is doing "remarkably well."
"She's improving every day, and in the realm of brain injuries," he said, "that is very significant and pretty rare."
That's because her mission – whatever it may be – is not over!!! Please continue to get well Gaby – my prayers are with you!
God bless Rep. Giffords!
What a lovely, beautiful woman. I wish her and her family the very best!
I am so happy she is still improving. I know news will hit her hard when the shooting is fully explained tot her.
Godspeed to you Ms. Giffords. I sincerely hope you can be at the launch as you fight your way back to a full recovery.