Mark Kelly
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"Mark Edward Kelly" is a retired United States/American astronaut, engineer and Captain (United States)#U.S. Navy/U.S. Navy Captain. He is the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, an author, and an advocate of gun control.

A United States Naval Aviator/naval aviator, Kelly flew combat missions during the Gulf War. He was selected to become a NASA Space Shuttle Program/Space Shuttle pilot in 1996 and flew his first mission in 2001 as pilot of STS-108. He piloted STS-121 in 2006 and commanded STS-124 in 2008 and STS-134 in 2011. STS-134 was his final mission and the final mission of Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Endeavour/Endeavour.

His wife was the target of an 2011 Tucson shooting/attempted assassination in Tucson, Arizona, on January 8, 2011. After the shooting, in which six people were killed, both Kelly and Giffords were thrust into the media spotlight. His wife's shooting led to a broad national conversation ranging from the duties of a husband to what is acceptable civil discourse. The couple wrote a book about their lives and their experiences, discussing the shooting and Giffords's initial recovery.

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