Brad Knowles and his team at Insureandaway.co.uk are sending Bob Geldof a care package to help him on his way to become the first Irishman to travel into space. When they heard the news, they thought it would be nice to send Mr Geldof a few things he can take with him to remind him of his homeland.
Bob Geldof will be travelling into space courtesy of the Space Expedition Corporation (SXC), which is hoping to send 100 people into space in 2014, albeit charging them $100,000 (£64,000) for the opportunity. The passengers will be taken into space by the Lynx X2.
It has not yet been confirmed if Michael O’Leary will also be going to do some competitive research for the airline Ryanair. Perhaps he will be asking Mr Geldof to take a notebook with him to see if they charge for the peanuts.
Also booked on the space flight is Dutch lingerie model Doutzen Kroes, and the team at Insure & Away are hoping that Mr Geldof will share his care package with his fellow passengers for the sake of a good craic.
The care package will be delivered in a special metallic flight case and will contain a bottle of Jameson Irish whiskey, a can of Guinness, a shot glass, a half-pint glass, a DVD of The Commitments, a bag of Irish cream coffee and a disposable camera so he can send a few pictures back. It is being rushed to Mr Geldof by courier.
“Insure & Away are looking at space flight travel insurance as something to add to their many services,” says Brad Knowles.
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