This undated file photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shows her, left, with her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. Looking back on the horror of Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, this seems miraculous today: that Kelly would indeed command the next-to-last space shuttle flight and that his wounded wife would be in Florida watching. Yet that is what is expected to happen Friday, April 29, 2011 provided doctors approve her travel. The Kelly-Giffords ordeal has been a national drama since the congresswoman was shot in the head at a meet-and-greet in her hometown of Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, File)
HOUSTON (AP) _ Doctors at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can fly to Flor-ida this week to watch her astronaut husband rocket into space as commander of the space shuttle Endeavour.
Dr. Gerard Francisco says she is "medically able" to attend the event but will return to Houston "shortly after the launch" to continue rehabilitation.
Francisco is the lead physician of the brain injury rehabilitation team and chief medical officer at TIRR.
It will be the Endeavour’s final flight.
Giffords was shot in the head on Jan. 8 while at a meet-and-greet with constituents in Tucson, Ariz.
In a release to The Associated Press, Houston doctors say Giffords is "medically able" to attend husband’s shuttle launch on Friday.