Bob Geldof Books Suborbital Flight

Bob Geldof is all set to become the first Irishman in space after booking a $100,000 seat on a 2014 commercial flight from Space Expedition Corp. The rocker and political activist is understandably excited. "The first rock astronaut space rat!” he said. “Elvis may have left the building but Bob Geldof will have left the Planet! Wild! Who would have thought it possible in my lifetime?” Should be quite a party on board the 62-mile journey; he’ll be joined by Dutch trance DJ Armin van Buuren and supermodel Doutzen Kroes.