GENEVA (AP) - Former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is touring the European particle physics laboratory as part of her first trip abroad since being shot in the head in January of last year.
Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, was involved in installing a $2 billion cosmic ray detector for the Geneva-based European Center for Nuclear Research on the International Space Station in May 2011.
That mission came just months after Giffords, a lawmaker from Arizona, was shot by a gunman in a rampage that killed six and wounded 13.
Giffords said little but appeared alert and cheerful at a press conference Wednesday in Geneva that highlighted the astronauts' work. A day after an outing in the French Alps, Kelly said his wife was doing well, but they declined to answer more questions.
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