NASA is looking for volunteers to spend more time in bed.
According to News 13 in Orlando, the space agency needs volunteers to spend 70 days in bed for a sleep study. If you’re selected, NASA will compensate you for your time to the tune of $18,000.
The study wants to examine the long-term effects of space-flight on the human body. Volunteers are required to stay in bed for the duration of the experiment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t entertain yourself. You can read, play videogames, watch TV, work or do just about anything else as long as you stay in a prone position.
The study is being conducted at NASA’s Flight Analog Research Unit, where the space agency maintains a dedicated bed-rest study facility at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The facility is equipped with beds that can be adjusted into positions that reproduce the effects of different gravity levels on the human body.
To apply, go to https://bedreststudy.jsc.nasa.gov/apply.aspx