CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The space shuttle Endeavour, commanded by West Orange native Mark Kelly, is set to launch for the final time later this afternoon.

Kelly is the husband of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who is recovering from an assassination attempt in Tucson in January. Giffords was one of 19 people shot at a community event in a shopping center.

Giffords is expected to watch the launch from a private viewing area at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.