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Norah Jones Sings, Boehner Cries at Ceremony Honoring Astronauts -- PICTURES

photo of Theresa Poulson
November 16, 2011

Musician Norah Jones sang "America the Beautiful" at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and John Glenn on the Hill on Wednesday. Click through to watch video of Jones singing and see who else attended the ceremony. The list includes one former astronaut who has been getting press for criticizing House Speaker John Boehner.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio (right) presents a Congressional Gold Medal to Neil Armstrong during a ceremony to honor astronauts on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Astronaut Neil Armstrong speaks at the ceremony where he received a Congressional Gold Medal.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

Astronaut Michael Collins (left) receives a medal from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. (right) and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Astronaut and former Ohio Sen. John Glenn (center) poses with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada (left) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

The ceremony was attended by retired space shuttle astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. In their joint memoir released this week, Kelly criticized Boehner for not visiting Giffords after she was shot in the head at a constituent gathering in January.(AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden also attended the ceremony.(AP Photo/Mike Brown)

 
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