Are you a couch potato but have always wanted to be an astronaut?
NASA is willing to pay you $18,000 if you will voluntarily participate in their “Bed Rest Studies – The Exercise Study (CFT 70).”
The space exploration agency is making sure their astronauts can stay longer and healthier when spending longer time in space.
To do such, they need subjects who will lie in bed for 70 days. You will be monitored while reading, sleeping, watching movies, playing games, videochatting with friends as you stay in the bed. Your mattress will be tilted head-down at a six-degree angle for 70 days, 24-hours a day. The tilting then can cause a cardiovascular reaction similar to what non-bedridden astronauts experience in space. This study will measure the effects of microgravity on the human body.
The subject’s circulatory system, nervous system, nutritional condition, muscles and heart will be monitored. They also have a modified shower device if ever the subject wants to shower or take a bath.
“We want to make sure we select people who are mentally ready to spend 70 days in bed,” said senior scientist Dr. Roni Cromwell. He added, “Not every type of person can tolerate an extended time in bed.”
For more information and to participate visit https://bedreststudy.jsc.nasa.gov/cft.aspx.
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