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NASA: Agency seeks people to stay in bed for 2 months for $19,000

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Traveling is not an easy job and a lot of people prefer to shorten their time of travel. However, these scientists for space are looking forward to get some participants who might stay in bed for 2 months and would be paid around $18,500 – $19,000. To some people this might sound like a lucrative offer, however, keeping in mind the zero-gravity and absence of any relatives for a longer period of time, makes it quite a bad offer. According to Live Science, the consortium of agencies namely NASA, DLR and ESA are going to conduct Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study. This is going to take place between September to December of this year, according to a NASA representative.

However, one might think the reason behind this study, well when someone reclines his head lower than his body in the space, then fluids start to shift towards the head. This condition is often reported by the astronauts in the absence of the gravity. The scientists would observe people for around 60 days and those people would be paid amount for this job. After the observations the scientists would conduct their study to find a solution to similar challenges. They would also test the method of centrifuge on these participants which would spin them around for 30 minutes, each day. This would generate artificial gravity and would force the fluids to recirculate in the body. 

According to one update, the scientists are seeking women who don’t smoke. There is on language condition that the participants should know how to speak German language, and their age should be between 24 and 55. The schedule includes 15 days to acclimate to the equipment and then 60 days of bed rest for the study purpose. Then 14 days would be given to the participants so that they may return to the normal life.

More details are evolving, one may find more details on this webpage.

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