Recovering Giffords Rides Alpine Cable Car

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GENEVA (AP) - Former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,
recovering from injuries in a mass shooting last year, has ventured
into the French Alps.

Officials at the European Center for Nuclear Research said
Tuesday the outing by Giffords, her astronaut husband Mark Kelly
and his daughter Claire was organized as part of a visit to CERN
outside Geneva.

Giffords, who held an Arizona seat in Congress for more than
four years, rode a cable car Monday up the 3,842-meter
(12,605-foot) Aiguille du Midi outside Chamonix, France.

Giffords gave up her seat to focus on her recovery from a
gunshot wound to the head during a Jan. 8, 2011, rampage that left
six dead and 13 wounded.

CERN will host a meeting Wednesday of astronauts who carried
equipment designed at CERN to the International Space Station.


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