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10th Sep 2013

CONFIRMED: The First Irish Man in Space Will Be…

Some might have called him a space cadet in the past. Now, they’re right…

Rebecca McKnight

Boomtown Rats singer Sir Bob Geldof has just confirmed that he will be travelling into space as one of the first ever Space XC astronauts during 2014.

According to Sir Bob, who appeared on the first episode of the new season of The Late Late Show on Friday night, being the ‘First Irishman in Space’ is: “not only a fantastic honour but pretty mind-blowing…The First Rock Astronaut – Space Rat! Elvis may have left the building but Bob Geldof will have left the Planet! Wild! Who would have thought it possible in my lifetime”


To infinity and beyond… Sir Bob Geldof is set for a space adventure

Sir Bob will be undertaking his first step of training in the space flight simulator based in Holland this coming weekend.

Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) is hoping to launch 100 people into space in 2014 at the cost of $100,000 per ticket, and Sir Bob is in good company, as others who have already signed up for the trip of a lifetime include DJ Armin van Buuren and Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes.