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If you have a strong stomach and two months to kill, NASA might pay you $19,000 to stay in bed and spin around a centrifuge for that period.
You’d be on bed rest for sixty days while researchers study the effects of weightlessness on the human body. The test will be conducted in Germany so make sure your passport is up-to-date.
If humans are going to live in or travel through space for a prolonged time, it’s important to understand what that can do to the human body.
“We are interested in how to maintain the health and performance of man — in space and on Earth,” a statement about the study says. “Especially in extreme conditions, such as in weightlessness in space, this is a challenge.”
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is looking for 12 men and 12 women to participate in the study, CNET reports. Half the group will be spun around the centrifuge and the other half will not.
If you want to participate you’ll need to be able to speak German, be between the ages of 24 and 55 and be healthy. After your 60-day nap you’ll be required to stick around for another month to be studied as you recover from your two months in bed.