NASA is paying people $19,000 to stay in bed for two months


There's a catch - you have to speak German. They say that bed rest actually simulates this condition.

The 12 male and 12 female participants - who will receive about $18,500 each - must eat, exercise and shower while in a head-down tilt position, as doing so duplicates numerous effects astronauts face in a low-gravity environment.

The experiment will take place at the German Space Agency's Envihab (stylized as ':envihab'), in collaboration with NASA and the European Space Agency.

NASA is offering volunteers $18,500 to stay in bed, watch TV, and read books for two months to study how artificial gravity impacts the human body and how astronauts may be impacted by prolonged spells in space.

The study aims to find out if artificial gravity may help keep astronauts healthy during space missions.

One group will be rotated in a centrifuge, like an artificial gravity chamber, while the other group won't move, ABC News reported. We might have your dream job.

If lying in bed for 60 days while getting paid for it sounds like an out-of-this-world deal, NASA sure has the ideal gig for you.

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But for your efforts, you'll get some sweet rewards, including an expense allowance of €16,500 euros ($27,321).

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

All participants need to do is spend 60 days lying down - that's it.

The first phase of the study began this week, with pre-testing.

Scientists, medical professionals, physiotherapists and a nutritionist will be on hand to make sure participants are OK.

The study conducted in Cologne, Germany will have two campaigns.

The scientists are looking for healthy women between the ages of 24 and 55 years who are non-smokers to participate in the study, according to the study's website. Participants can be between 153 and 190cm with a BMI of 19-30kg/m2.