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Gordon Gee's Bow Tie Rockets Into Space

March 18, 2008

E. Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University, is renowned for his skill, substantial pay, and ever-present bow tie. Now the president’s neckwear has gone out on its own and made history — as the first bow tie in space.

Richard M. Linnehan, an Ohio State alumnus, took one of Mr. Gee’s scarlet-and-gray bow ties aboard the space shuttle Endeavour before it was launched last week, according to the Associated Press. Dr. Linnehan and the bow tie are on a two-week trip to the International Space Station.

After all, what’s space travel without accessorizing? —Elyse Ashburn