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

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Great news, lazy people - there's a job that will pay big bucks for you to lie around in bed for two months.

The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA will study how weightlessness, cosmic radiation, isolation, and spatial restrictions for prolonged periods in space may cause muscle wasting.

ESA team leader for research Jennifer Ngo-Anh speaks to press during the launch of the first joint long-term bed rest study between ESA and USA space agency NASA set to investigate the potential of artificial gravity in mitigating the physiological effects of spaceflight.

There's a catch - you have to speak German.

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

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On behalf of NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center is studying how the body changes in weightlessness. He may not stand up unless an experiment demands. One group will be rotated in a centrifuge, which will force blood back into their extremities, while the other group will not be moved, according to KTRK.

For two months, the participants will live in a single room but split into two groups. The study will take place in Cologne and will require participants to spend 60 days lying down. Participants should be 153-190 cm, and have BMI of 19-30 kg / m 2.

But just be aware, you'll need to translate the page from German to English. And you'll have plenty of time to relax and tackle all those books and streaming shows you've had to toss aside due to the annoying demands of everyday life.

The scientists are looking for healthy women between the ages of 24 and 55 years who are non-smokers to participate in the study, according to the study's website.

As part of the study, 24 volunteers will remain in bed for 60 days, as scientists study how artificial gravity could help astronauts stay healthy in space.

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