Footage of Bob Geldof preparing for his trip to space has been released by the Space Expedition Corporation.

He has been undergoing training ahead of his $100,000 per person flight on the Space XC commercial service next year.

In the video, the 61-year-old said: "I think there's been less than 300 human beings ever (who) have left the planet or been in space, and I'm one of them, you know.

"I'm also, so far, the only rock guy. So, Elvis may have left the building, but Geldof has left the planet."

SXC intends to fly space tourists to the edge of space from the island of Curacao in the Caribbean.

SXC-BOB GELDOF from Space Expedition Corporation on Vimeo.