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NASA Is Paying People $18,500 To Lie In Bed For Two Months And I've Found My Dream Job

NASA Is Paying People $18,500 To Lie In Bed For Two Months And I've Found My Dream Job

You should never be sleeping on the job, unless that is your job description.

For those looking to earn some serious cash while counting sheep, look no further because NASA has a position for you.

NASA is offering $18,000 for participants to lie in bed for two months as a way for them to research gravity's effect on the human body in a study called the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study (AGBRS), according to INSIDER.

They are looking for 12 male and 12 female applicants between the ages of 24 and 55.

If chosen, your temporary lodging will be in envihab, a medical research facility of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine of the German Aerospace Centre in Cologne for a total of 89 days.

Your 60-days of slumber is in addition to five days of assimilating to the new environment and is flanked by 14 days of rest and "astronaut rehabiliation."

The head of the beds will be tilted by six degrees to simulate the "displacement of bodily fluids" similar to what astronauts experience in space, and participants will be limited in their movements to avoid putting stress on joints, muscles and tendons.

To set up a comparison, half of the participants will be in a gravity simulation chamber inside a centrifuge spinning at 30 revolutions a minute to observe the physical deterioration of both groups.

Leticia Vega, Associate Chief Scientist for International Collaborations for NASA's Human Research Program, said:

"Both effects are similar to what astronauts experience in space."
"Although the effects of weightlessness are primarily investigated on the International Space Station, analogues such as :envihab are helpful when studying certain research topics under controlled conditions on Earth."
"These findings will later be validated on the ISS."

The study aims to "address the issue of muscular atrophy caused by weightlessness," according to Jennifer Ngo-Anh, Team Leader in Human and Robotic Exploration at ESA.

There will be two campaigns, with the first group already having arrived on March 25.

The second session to take place in September will have an application deadline of May 24, and those Interested can email


Not so fast.

Because the study is a joint cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and takes place at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), applicants must be fluent in German.

What do you think?

Is it your ultimate dream job?