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Bob Geldof completes space training mission

Sep 27, 2013 | 4:56am EDT

Bob Geldof is well on his way to becoming the first Irishman in space after successfully completing his first training mission. The veteran rocker paid out $100,000 (£66,600) on a ticket for a seat on the inaugural Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) commercial flight next year (14), and he is undergoing a gruelling training regime to get in shape for the launch. Geldof has been working with astronauts in the Netherlands, and had his first experience with a space flight simulator on Thursday (26Sep13). Pictures from the training day show the 61-year-old Boomtown Rats frontman strapped into the simulator wearing a suit with an Irish flag motif on the left shoulder.

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