NASA Will Pay You $15,000 to Stay in Bed
Finally, a job with NASA that I am over-qualified for.
NASA is looking to pay people $5,000 a month to lie in bed as part of a study on the effects of prolonged exposure to microgravity. The study, which is designed to help astronauts, will go on for almost three months.
The study is an ongoing effort to improve conditions for astronauts working in a weightless environment. NASA says the research should be a real help:
This study will show how much your 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. Watching you will help scientists learn how an astronaut’s body will change in weightlessness during space flight in the future.”
Just remember: the next time your husband or wife is yelling at you to get out of bed, you can now reply that you’re training to be an astronaut.