Giffords, Kelly to Deliver Skeggs Lecture Feb. 15

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, the target of an assassination attempt in 2011, and her husband, Mark Kelly, retired NASA astronaut, lecture 7 p.m. Feb. 15, in Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Youngstown State University Skeggs Lecture Series.

While the event is free, tickets are required for admission. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh box office or online at

Giffords represented Arizona’s 8th congressional district when, in January 2011 and just a week into her third term, she was a victim of an assassination attempt near Tuscon. Six people were killed and 13 injured in the shooting; Giffords suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Kelly, retired U.S. Navy captain, flew his first Space Shuttle mission in 2001, and also piloted flights in 2006, 2008 and 2011. His twin brother, Scott, is also an astronaut.

For more information on the lecture, contact Jackie Leviseur in the events office at YSU at 330 941 136 or


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