Speak German, get $19000 to stay in bed for 2 months

Katie Ramirez
April 1, 2019

Scientists are looking for women ages 24-55 willing to stay in bed for 60 days in order to determine how weightlessness affects the human body-and they're willing to pay you 16,500 euros (around $18,522) to do it.

"NASA teamed up with the European Space Agency for the Bed Rest Study, which will take place at the German Aerospace Center's ":envihab", a portmanteau of environment and habitat.

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.

If you always struggle to get out of bed in the morning, this might be the flawless gig for you.

"Bedrest has always been used to mimic some of the changes our bodies experience in the weightlessness of space". The facility is operated by the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at the German Space Agency (DLR).

The agencies are in a joint study to learn the impact artificial gravity can make on astronauts when they go on long term missions.

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If the researchers manage to find a technique to build artificial gravity in space, it would be a breakthrough invention and will help the astronauts deal with the after-effects of staying in space for a long time.

By simulating weightlessness' effects with bed rest, scientists hope to develop methods to counteract the impacts of weightlessness so that astronauts do not have to spend most of their days on the space station exercising.

"We are interested in how to maintain the health and performance of man - in space and on Earth", according to a statement translated from the DLR website for the project.

These conditions will push the blood back to their extremities, much like artificial gravity would for astronauts.

In addition to the $19,000 stipend, the DLR points out additional benefits to participating in the study.

According to the New York Post, a group including NASA and other researchers is conducting the study in Germany.

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