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NASA is paying people $19,000 to stay in bed for two months

NASA is paying people $19,000 to stay in bed for two months

The study will benefit astronauts who spend a great deal of time in space.

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"Currently, astronauts on board the International Space Station exercise for up to 2.5 hours per day and maintain a balanced diet to help mitigate microgravity's effects, but scientists believe adding a dose of artificial gravity could be key during longer-term missions", said ESA.

It may seem like a dream come true but there is a catch.

NASA and the European Space Agency will pay you $19,000 to lie in bed for two months.

Now astronauts on the International Space Station do several hours of exercises a day to fight off the negative results of living in almost weightless conditions, which tend to breakdown muscles and bones.

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KTRK reports that the German Aerospace Center will pay 24 participants almost $19,000 to spend two months on bed rest. This position reduces blood flow to the extremities, like astronauts in space experience. They say that bed rest actually simulates this condition.

For two months, the participants will live in a single room but split into two groups.

The first round of volunteers began their 60-day bed rest on Monday.

The study will take place in DLR a medical research facility called the envihab (from the words environment and habitat).

Researchers are still looking for volunteers for the second phase of the study in autumn. However, note that you will have to translate the page into English. The reduced physical stress in space leads their muscles and bones to break down and body fluids to shift toward their head, according to the German Aerospace Center, which was commissioned by NASA and the European Space Agency to conduct the study. In addition to the 60 days required for bed rest, participants will stay an additional 29 days for acclimation and supervised recovery involving stretching, massage and physiotherapy.


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