Gabrielle Giffords, along with her husband Mark Kelly, an astronaut, has this Wednesday visited the CERN lab in Geneva, Switzerland, a recent report has uncovered.
Kelly’s colleagues were also present at the conference, which was conducted at the lab with four other astronauts and CERN officials. The conference, as per the findings, was focused at discussing how to fix the 7-ton Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on International Space Station.
It has been found that the cosmic ray detector worth $2 billion was assembled at the European Center for Nuclear Research, which was later in May 2011 taken to the space station by Kelly and his team members.
Giffords, Former U. S. congresswoman and now a lawmaker from Arizona, following driving a cable car into the French Alps, visited the center to recall the same mission. The mission, the report finds, was planned after Giffords was shot on Jan. 8, 2011 by a gunman during a rampage.
The same had not only made her to leave Congress, but to undergo intensive therapy also. However, she has improved majorly. It is being said that the mission would allow scanning the universe, thereby finding dark matter and antimatter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families”, said Kelly.
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