A far-out bow tie

March 18, 2008 5:21:55 AM PDT
It's a far-out bow tie.

A tie belonging Ohio State University President Gordon Gee is now in space.

It was taken aboard the shuttle Endeavor by Dr. Richard Linnehan - an Ohio state alumnus-turned-astronaut.

The school says it's the first bow tie in space.

When Endeavor lands after a two-week mission to the international space station, the scarlet-and-gray bow tie will be placed in a commemorative frame.

Linnehan plans to present the spacey bow tie to the school's president.