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Bob Geldof has been fitted with a space flight suit, complete with Irish flag

Sir Bob is in training to go into space.

BOB GELDOF IS training to go into space, and might even become the first Irishman to “boldly go”.

He’s lined up for a trip on a commercial space flight next year, and has been set up with some Top Gun-esque gear while he’s preparing.

Geldof is currently in training in a Desdemona flight simulator in Soesterberg, central Netherlands.

The musician and Live Aid founder was offered the flight as a birthday present by the Space Expedition Corporation (SXC). Typically the journeys cost about $100,000.

Geldof is strapped into the Desdemona flight simulator by Desdemona director Bernd de Graaf Source: AP/Press Association Images

Geldof wearing a flight suit with the Irish flag on his left arm and the Union flag on his right arm Source: AP/Press Association Images

 

Geldof is pictured inside the simulator. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Source: AP/Press Association Images

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