Geldof says that the simulator is a fantastic device, the power of its thrust is amazing and the experience of it all actually makes you want to stay up longer.
He was the former headman of British band, Boomtown Rats, and in the 80s initiated the benefit concerts Band Aid and Live Aid to raise money for Africa.
“We share that vision by offering our astronauts a life-changing experience,” SXC founder Michiel Mol said. “At the same time we are changing the concept of sustainable space transportation, namely outside the earth's atmosphere.’’
Geldof also quoted a famous Irish poet who once said, “The beauty of the world makes him sad, because this beauty will pass. But when I go up into Space, I really will be able to see the Earth’s beauty and I am very much looking forward to it."
Click here for the movie clip of Bob Geldof’s training mission.