Washington (CNN)- Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, put rumors to rest Friday that he may run for political office.
“Gabby is the politician in the family. I’m the space guy and I see no reason to change that,” Kelly said during a National Press Club event on NASA activities.
Giffords was shot in the head in January during a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona.
Kelly, who recently announced his retirement to spend more time with his recovering wife, dismissed speculation that he may run for Arizona's open seat or Giffords' House seat if she chooses not to seek re-election.
It remains unclear whether Giffords, who is still healing, will return to Congress.
“I love her very much, but I have to say I also love the space shuttle very much," Kelly said.
–CNN Senior Producer Sally Holland contributed to this report