Wouldnt it be great if you could stay in bed , not have to work, and still get paid the big bucks? Now you can–as long as you are a fit male between the ages of 25 and 40 who is willing to give your body up for space travel.
Researchers at the Institute forSpaceMedicine and Physiologyin France will pay test subjects 16,000 euros( around $17,000) to lie on their backs for 60 days. There are some things you’ll need to consider before “youre starting” filling out the application. You have to stay on your back–or more specifically, one shoulder needs to be in contact with the bed or its frame–at all days for two months.
This may sound like a social experiment or some performance art installing, but the research conducted will help cosmonauts and scientists learn about the effects of microgravity, or the nation of weightlessness, at the International Space Station.
Scott Kelly returned from a year-long trip-up aboard the International Space Station in March last year. Kelly had to exercise more than 700 hours, operate 648 miles on a treadmill, and drink 730 liters of recycled sweat and urine, to keep his bones, muscles, and heart from degenerating. After 383 experiments, his efforts have helped scientists learn more about what space does to the human body.
This experiment will be similar, except participants wont be able to get out of bed. All rinse, eating, pee-pee, pooping, and whatever else you want to add, will be done lying down. Researchers will choose 24 candidates who do not smoking, have a body mass indicator between 22 and 27, and are willing to undergo rigorous training prior to starting this extreme experiment.
During the first two weeks our scientists will do a whole series of tests and measurements on the volunteers, Arnaud Beck told20 Minutes. This will be followed by a 60 -day period during which they must remain in bed, the head slightly inclined downwards at less than six degrees.
The plan is to see what happens when someone does not step their foot on the ground for6 0 days, and determine ways to combat any negative side effects.We are very reluctant to provide the link to apply for this intense, but scientifically( and financially) rewarding experiment.But devoted our selfish curiosity to figure out what really passes: here it is.
H/ T the Guardian