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Life and Universe

Nasa offers ‘dream job’ of sleeping for 70 days!
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London, September 19, 2013
First Published: 03:17 IST(19/9/2013)
Last Updated: 03:20 IST(19/9/2013)

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.


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