NASA & ESA Looking For People To Lay Around In Exchange For Cash

April 2, 2019

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For once, laying around all day can be profitable!  NASA and the European Space Agency are looking for 24 volunteers to test the effectiveness of artificial gravity on Earth for 60 days in exchange for $18,500. During this time, you'll be confined to laying down.  And that means everything; from eating to going to the bathroom! All that down time is meant to simulate the effects of microgravity on astronauts. When people spend extended periods in space, their muscles deteriorate, their bones become less dense, and their blood flows differently throughout their bodies. Regular exercise is used to combat this, but scientists hope that artificial gravity can do even more to fight the side effects. The subjects of the study will be positioned at a slight incline with their feet raised higher than their heads to reduce blood flow to the legs, recreating the same physical changes astronauts experience in space. The only time they will be encouraged to stand up is to visit a centrifuge in a laboratory. After the 60 days are up, the study participants won't be able to go home with their $18,500 immediately. Like real-life astronauts, they'll need to undergo a rehabilitation period before they're back to normal. The study is looking for women aged between 24 and 55-years old, no n-smokers and have a good knowledge of the German language as the experiment will take place in Cologne, Germany. The experiment begins in September and if you are interested in participating, you can submit an email BY CLICKING HERE.

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SOURCE: Mental Floss

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