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Geldof Heading into Space

by Mark Cartwright

He might not be the first rat in space, but he's certainly the most famous!   Boomtown Rats singer, Bob Geldof is heading into space. The Irish singer paid $100,000 for to get a seat aboard a private commercial space flight launching in 2014. Geldolf is quoted as saying, “Being the first Irishman in space is not only a fantastic honor but pretty mind-blowing. The first rock astronaut space rat!"