In regard to the Bush Space initiative...
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens don't work in zero gravity.
To combat this problemm NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, on almost any survace including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 decrees
The Russians used a pencil.
Enjoy paying your taxes.