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NASA wants to study astronaut bed habits, willing to pay handsomely

NASA is looking for some brave souls to become astronauts in bed, and you’ll be compensated handsomely for your service.  The catch is you may will shrink during the process.


Men and women that are mentally and physically fit are being sought after by NASA.  First off, though, we need to mention that NASA has no intention of sending you into space.  What you will be doing, if you’re selected, is lay in a bed for 70 days, which will supposedly simulate the effects of long-duration spaceflight.

The bed will be tilted head-down at a six-degree angle, which means your body fluids will shift to the upper body, causing cardiovascular events that mimic the ones ‘real’ astronauts experience during their journey.  The reason you will ‘shrink’ while sitting in bed for 70 days is because the lack of muscle use will cause atrophy—hence, you will lose some bulk.

Using space simulations here on earth will save NASA valuable resources which can be put to better use when it comes time for a real mission.  It costs millions of dollars to send a person into space, but it only costs $18,000 to test space-like conditions here on Earth using a guinea pig.  That’s right; you can earn somewhere around $18,000 if you choose to and get selected to be a bed astronaut!

We would like to remind you again that this job requires rigorous pre-screening, and only the most elite and fittest couch potatoes will be selected.

Via forbes

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