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!"