Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been cleared to attend her husband's shuttle launch in Florida on Friday.
According to the Associated Press, this is the first time traveling for Giffords since she was transferred from Arizona to Houston for rehab. Giffords' spokesperson and chief of staff are planning to hold a news conference after the launch to express Giffords' reaction, but she will not attend.
As reported on CNN.com, trauma chief at University Medical Center, Dr. Peter Rhee, told CNN's Sanjay Gupta, that Giffords won't exactly be 100 percent back. Rhee said that the scars on the outside is a reflection of what is happening inside. There will be permanent damage that won't come back as well as changes, emotions and memories that will affect her.