NASA and ESA are paying volunteers to lie in bed for sixty days to test the artificial gravity. No matter what your very own personal idea of a dream job may be, you’ve to admit being paid to lounge around in bed sounds pretty awesome. That is exactly what NASA and ESA want a team of volunteers to do so as to test the potential advantages of artificial gravitation for long haul space missions. The research, which takes place in Germany, will require a total of 24 participants to stay in bed for 2 full months. Participants will be seated in a small incline in order that their legs are somewhat higher than their heads, decreasing blood circulation to the extremities, thus inducing muscle deterioration.
When astronauts spend quite a very long time in space their muscles pay a large price. Researchers that fly to the International Space Station, for instance, have to work out frequently with resistance machines to keep your body in good working order, but NASA and ESA wish to know if occasional maintenance with artificial gravitation might also be beneficial. The two dozen volunteers, being tested in 2 groups of 12, will each spend sixty days resting, with occasional excursions to a centrifuge from the laboratory. The turning centrifuge arm will push the blood back towards the legs of the player, mimicking the effects of gravity and also, the scientists hope, showing what benefits this type of system may provide for real life astronauts during long stays in space.
The scientists, who’re still recruiting participants to the second round of 12, are offering quite the experience for anybody brave enough to survive two months of doing absolutely nothing. Along with having the ability to spend each hour of the day viewing television, movies, playing video games, or reading, the team is paying a handsome amount of 16, 500 euros to each individual. That is a good chunk of change to get two months of work, but even if the study seems laid down on the surface, there is certainly some psychological difficulties of remaining in the same room, lying slightly backward, for 60 days. We wish the volunteers the best of luck!.