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More reaction to the Giffords shooting

From the Coalition for Space Exploration:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Giffords and her family as they begin the road to recovery,” said Glenn Mahone, chairman of the Coalition. “We also extend our deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones in this tragic occurrence and to the other victims and their families as they deal with the aftermath of this senseless tragedy.”

From the Commercial Spaceflight Federation:

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation wishes Representative Gabrielle Giffords a full recovery following today’s tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, and extends its thoughts and sympathies to Representative Giffords, her family, and the other victims of today’s events.

CSF President Bretton Alexander stated, “This is an unimaginable tragedy, and our hearts go out to the victims of this attack. Congresswoman Giffords is a passionate supporter of the space program and NASA, and we wish her the best for a speedy and full recovery.”

Representative Giffords has served as a leader on the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee since 2008, and is also a member of the full Science, Space, and Technology Committee in the House of Representatives.

From House Science, Space and Technology Committee ranking member Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX):

I am profoundly shocked and sorrowed. Congresswoman Giffords is a bright, energetic Member of Congress as well as a valued Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. My thoughts and prayers are with Gabriel [sic] Giffords, her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, her family and the families of everyone affected by this tragic act of violence. I pray for Gabrielle’s swift recovery and for the well-being of all bystanders involved. I join all in denouncing this senseless act of violence

From Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), chairman of space subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee:

I am deeply saddened to learn of today’s events in Tucson. My prayers go out to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and all the victims, as well as to our NASA family, which includes her husband, who is training to be the next commander of the space shuttle mission slated for April, and her brother-in-law, who is currently serving aboard the International Space Station.

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