NASA offers Rs 12 lakh for 2 months if you do this
New Delhi : Always wanted a job to lie on bed and get paid for it? Well, here is your chance to have one. If you are German speaking, healthy and middle aged, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are ready to pay you $19,000 to lie in bed for two months.
NASA is testing human bodies in the artificial gravity to ensure health of astronauts in the real space. And for this they need volunteers.
The prolonged bed rest is part of the “Artificial Gravity Bed Rest” study that launched this week into the effects of weightlessness on the human body.
The Phase—II, to be conducted by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) from September through December in Cologne, Germany, requires healthy as well as German speaking 12 men and 12 women aged between 24 and 55 years.
“We are interested in how to maintain the health and performance of man —— in space and on Earth,” according to a statement translated from the DLR website for the project.
According to a report, the selected men and women will be placed on a bed at an angle six degrees downward, propped up with their feet at an incline above their heads, with one shoulder touching the mattress at all times, the report said.
This position reduces blood flow to the extremities, like astronauts in space experience.
After 60 days of the bed rest, the volunteers will be given an additional 29 days recovery involving stretching, massage and physiotherapy, the report said.