Mark Kelly & Retirement

June 22, 2011 by Post Team 

Mark Kelly & RetirementMark Kelly & Retirement, Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), announced Tuesday he will retire Oct. 1. Kelly, a captain in the Navy and NASA, has been mentioned as a possible candidate for senator from Arizona next year. Reports from media across the state have said Kelly would be the best choice for Democrats if Giffords cannot run for retirement (R-Ariz.) Sen. Jon Kyl of security.

Space Shuttle commander has said nothing to provoke this talk, but his retirement announcement is likely to increase speculation.

The New Jersey native living in Houston, where he conducted his training at NASA, but is unlikely to be a factor if you make an offer. Arizona is no stranger to be represented by legislators who are not native. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) moved there after retiring from the Navy and was elected to the House and Senate.

In addition, Kelly’s name recognition and high public interest has accumulated in the wake of the assassination attempt in January Giffords is likely to overcome questions about his residence.

He gave the tracks only for his future plans in his Facebook page Tuesday, where he wrote that he wanted to be there for Giffords for recovery, but added that he hopes “one day will serve our country.”

“Gabrielle is working hard every day in her recovery mission,” he wrote. “I want to be around. Step aside from my job in the Navy and NASA allows me to be with her and my two daughters. I love you all very much and there is no doubt that we will move forward together.”

Giffords office staff to spread the news on her Twitter page, Twitter followers, “Thanks for your brand of service!”

Kelly recently piloted the last flight of space shuttle Endeavour. Giffords made her first public appearance since the assassination attempt to see the shuttle launch.

The congressman was released from a hospital in Houston last week, entering a house of Kelly is there. She and Kelly visited Tucson, Arizona, where the shooting over the weekend.

Moments after Kelly announced his retirement Tuesday, Scribner announced it had signed an agreement to publish a book co-written by Kelly and Giffords. The memory is in the details the early stages of the relationship, and how they have been affected by the January 08 shooting.

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