Former Astronaut, U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Kelly visits the Gila Valley

Former astronaut Mark Kelly visited the Gila Valley yesterday as part of his U.S. Senate campaign tour. Kelly visited Eastern Arizona College, Mount Graham Regional Medical Center and a couple of area elementary schools during his visit.

Kelly is married to former congresswoman, Gabriel Giffords, who was shot in January of 2011 during a constituent meeting in a supermarket parking lot in Tucson. Eighteen people were injured and six people were killed in the incident. Giffords was shot at point blank range in the head and was initially listed in critical condition. Giffords survived the attack but resigned her position to focus on healing.

Kelly visited with GilaValleyCentral for a few minutes during is visit to the valley. Listen to the interview below: