Friday, 19 April, 2019

Space agencies paying volunteers $19,000 to lay in bed for 60 days

Space agencies paying volunteers $19,000 to lay in bed for 60 days NASA to pay people $19,000 to stay in bed for 2 months
Cary Marshall | 29 March, 2019, 02:55

"This bed rest study ... offers space researchers from all over Europe and the US the opportunity to work together and jointly acquire as much scientific knowledge about human physiology as possible". Two months! That's a lot of Netflix and chill.

If you are interested in participating in this study, the German Aerospace Center asks that you go through a multi-stage selection process.

Scientists have long known that lying in bed mimics some of the changes our bodies experience in the weightlessness in space. They say that bed rest actually simulates this condition.

During the 89-day stay in Germany, volunteers would spend 15 days getting familiar with the study, 60 days in bed and then 14 days of rest and rehab. He may not stand up unless an experiment demands.

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The study is meant to help scientists learn more about what happens to muscles while astronauts are in space for a long period of time. The centrifugal force can be adjusted according to the subject's size.

The center is now looking for test person to take part in a bed rest study from September to December 2019. Note that you will have to translate the page into English. And you'll have plenty of time to relax and tackle all those books and streaming shows you've had to toss aside due to the annoying demands of everyday life. The reduced physical stress in space leads their muscles and bones to break down and body fluids to shift toward their head, according to the German Aerospace Center, which was commissioned by NASA and the European Space Agency to conduct the study.

Each participant will have a private room and stay in a bed inclined at 6 ° with the head end downwards.

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