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Source: ESA

NASA Is Paying People $18,000 to Stay in Bed for 60 Days

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Getting out of bed every morning can be a struggle, but we all need money. But what if you could get paid to stay in bed watching movies? NASA is willing to pay a group of people nearly $19,000 to spend two months lounging about in bed, but is it all as good as it sounds? 

Researchers at NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are looking at the effects of "artificial gravity" on the body to see whether it could be any benefit to astronauts who spend long periods of time in space. 

The two orginizations are looking for 24 participants to come down to the German Aerospace Center, where they will stay in bed for 60 days straight, while being monitored by doctors and scientists.  

The participants will be separated into two groups, housed in a single room, where they will be propped up at an incline with their feet above their head. This will reduce blood flow to the extremities, mimicking the effects that astronauts are subjected to by weightlessness. The downside? It could cause numbness and muscle deterioration.