Why NASA willing to pay you for sleeping?
Do you have a pretty deep love of your bed? Is it your hardest goodbye in the morning and your passionate hello at night? Then you should definitely compare your notes with this article. Many of us love to sleep and especially love to be cozy in our beds.Imagine if you get an opportunity to stay in bed or sleep for straight 2 months and on top of that you’ll be paid then its a dream come true for those sleep aholics.
Yes,NASA as in the National Aeronautic and Space Administration is looking to pay volunteers $18,500 for 60 days of work. And the job will be staying in bed for two months. Now, on a serious note this isn’t just an excuse to sleep all day.
Reason for hiring for a period of 2 months?
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NASA is looking for volunteers because their scientists are trying to test and further understand how Artificial Gravity affects the human body. The study named AGBRESA
(Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study) first launched in mid-march.It is part of scientific partnership between NASA and European space agency at the German Aerospace Center.
So if you are thinking of packing your favorite sleepwear, then there’s a bit twist. And the catch is all volunteers must speak German. Associate Chief Scientist for International Collaborations for NASA’s human research program Leticia Vega told,
“Both effects are similar to what astronauts experience in their space. Although the effects of weightlessness are primarily investigated on the International Space station analogs such as : envihab which are helpful when studying certain research topics under controlled conditions on earth. These findings will later be validated on ISS.”
They are mainly looking for 12 females and 12 males between the age 24 to 55.
What will participants do?
As the bed rest portion of this study is 60 days, participants will remain at the facility for 89 days. They will get five days to make themselves familiar and then 14 day rest period. During research volunteers will be restricted in their movements to prevent strain on their tendons, muscles and skeletal system. The head of beds will be angled downward by about six degrees to stimulate the displacement of body fluids.
This is something like astronauts experience while they are on board for a space shuttle. The volunteers will be divided in half, with some testing out conditions similar to an artificial gravity chamber.They will be rotated in a centrifuge at 30 revolutions a minute.
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