NASA Will Pay You $19000 To Stay In Bed For Two Months



NASA has unveiled the dream job for lazy buggers - lying in bed for a couple of months and getting paid €16,500 (£14,177) for your efforts. Not bad, eh? The space agency, working in partnership with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is looking for healthy female recruits aged between 24 and 55 for its Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study, which researches the effect of weightlessness on the human body.

In total, the study lasts 89 days - five days of familiarisation, 60 days of bed rest and then 14 days of rest and astronaut rehab, which will have you back up and ready for normal life. Participants are housed in a single room, where the room temperature is kept constant throughout and, for the 60 day period of lying down, everything is done while horizontal: eating, showering, going the toilet, the lot.

Of course, to stop participants from slowly dying of boredom, leisure activities such as watching TV and reading are allowed. The study's planners say you could use the time to take part in an online-course or learn a new skill, but I'm sure if you spend your time napping, re-watching The Wire and scrolling through social media, they won't care.

So, to recap, two months in bed, not having to speak to people other than researchers, pancakes and £14,000. SIGN ME UP IMMEDIATELY.

The study kicks off in September, with a number of follow up examinations, at the German Aerospace Centre in Cologne.

If you fancy it, you can apply here but you'll have to fight me for a place.

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