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NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

A unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel.


Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicks off Arizona Senate bid

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is casting his Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate as a “mission for Arizona” as he kicks off his bid to finish John McCain’s last term in …


Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers …


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Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will …


Gabrielle Giffords, GU students speak at gun control hearing

OLYMPIA – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Washington legislators to “be bold, be courageous” and require wider background checks on gun sales. Gun rights advocates urged lawmakers to protect …


Giffords praises NY’s stricter gun control efforts

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made her first visit to a gun show since she was shot in 2011, attending a New York event Sunday with her husband, Mark Kelly, and …


Obama meets with wounded congresswoman Giffords

President Barack Obama has met with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in January. The president and the lawmaker were in Florida to witness the …


NASA delays Endeavour’s last launch to Monday

A historic next-to-last space shuttle launch was scratched Friday because of mechanical problems, spoiling a visit from the president and dashing the hopes of the biggest crowd of spectators in …


Giffords’ astronaut husband decides to fly shuttle

The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head to space in April, a stunning decision coming almost one month to the day that his wife was shot through …