Staying in bed does sound like a dream job and Nasa is just offering that. The American space agency is currently recruiting a number of willing volunteers to spend 70 days doing very little at its Houston headquarters.
The couch potatoes will get paid around £3,000 a month as
part of the US space agency’s research into the effects of microgravity on the human body.
Successful candidates will stay in a tilted bed 24 hours a day as part of the 70-day project, where they can play computer games, surf the Internet or watch TV. Researchers will then monitor how long-term confinement to a reduced gravity environment effects muscle and bone strength.