(Gray News) – NASA and the European Space Agency are paying people over $ 18,000 to spend a few months working to study the effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Germany's short-arm centrifuge is used in the first joint long-term bed rest study commissioned by the European Space Agency and NASA to investigate the potential of artificial gravity to reduce the impact of spaceflight.
Sounds like your dream job?
Exactly the idea. They would spend 60 days in a sack for the Artificial Gravity Bed Rehabilitation Study (AGBRESA).
Scientists have long known that lying in bed mimics some of the changes that our bodies experience in weightlessness in space.
"The study's findings will help scientists develop more effective countermeasures or preventative measures so that astronauts on the space station do not have to spend most of their day doing sports," said the German Aerospace Center where the study is taking place becomes. 1
The people who get the job will be guinea pigs of sorts.
"In the course of the study, various experiments will be conducted in which cardiovascular function, balance and muscle strength, metabolism and cognitive performance are examined other factors," said the European Space Agency.
But it's not all bed rest. Nevertheless, you are in bed without a bed.
Subjects are placed in a short-arm centrifuge for 30 minutes a day, spinning slowly to force blood to the extremities. Blood stays in the body during weightlessness.
Spinning simulates gravity.
If the centrifuge benefits, it could be used in the future for extended space travel.
Bed rest for another two months? You can contact the German Aerospace Center here .
Who knows? It could start a whole new career.
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