Gabrielle Giffords Husband, Mark Kelly, Retiring from NASA to Write Memoir with Wife

Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, will write a book about their lives and the Arizona shooting rampage that seriously wounded the congresswoman

Kelly's retirement from NASA and the Navy, where he has served for 25 years, is effective Oct. 1. He has flown in space four times. He announced this morning that he and his wife have a deal with Scribner's publishers for a joint memoir. They said they will collaborate with Jeffrey Zaslow, best known for his work on Randy Pausch's best-selling "The Last Lecture."

NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly announced his retirement from the military and space travel Tuesday, and said he plans to focus on his recovering wife, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and to work with her on a memoir detailing their lives before and after Giffords was shot in the head during a constituent event near Tucson in January.