Friday, November 15, 2013

NASA - Getting payed to sleep

Getting payed to sleep sounds like a dream job, but there's a catch you have to stay in bed for 70 days. NASA is paying people to lie in bed, You can read a book watch some tv or just lie down but you can't leave the bed. There going to study the effects of weightlessness and they thought the best way to do that was to get peoples feet off the ground.

The project is called bed rest project and volunteers will be placed in tilted beds so there feet are slightly higher than there body. They will then stay there whether going to the toilet or the bathroom. After ten weeks they'll be asked to get out of there bed and do a number of exercises to see how the lack of exercise affect them. Lying down for long periods can cause loss in your muscles. so there testing so see if your muscles get worn out.

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