Gabby Giffords makes first public appearance

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) made her first public appearance since being wounded in a tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona earlier this year in which numerous victims were hurt or had their lives taken, ABC News reports.

According to the outlet, Giffords attended a ceremony at Space Center Houston in Texas at which her husband astronaut Mark Kelly—who recently announced his retirement from NASA, effective October 1—was awarded the Spaceflight Medal, which is given to shuttle members upon safely returning home from their missions.