WEB DESK: NASA will pay a candidate $18000 if they manage to lie down in bed for 70 days.
It is a study called “Bed Rest Studies” it is designed to minimize the load of muscle, bone and cardiovascular function through high intensity interval-type aerobic exercises on alternating days, with continuous aerobic exercise daily.
According to the description of the test by an international newspaper, This study will show how much the candidate’s body, tilted down slightly with head down and feet up, for 70 days, 24-hours a day, without getting out of bed, except for limited times for specific tests, is like an astronaut’s body during the weightlessness of space flight.
During the off time, the candidate gets to play on his phone, read books, Skype, take online classes, or anything else he wants … as long as he doesn’t stand up.
After the testing phase the candidate will have another few weeks of recovery days in which the scientists study how the body adapts to being out of bed. They pay $1,200 a week for the duration of the test — usually 15 weeks.
Source: Business Insider