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Tech & ScienceNASA and ESA are paying volunteers to lie in bed for 60 days to test artificial gravity

08:11  26 march  2019
08:11  26 march  2019 Source:   bgr.com

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Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a But just how easy is it to stay in bed for 60 days and what is the relevance of adding artificial gravity Though it may sound simple for the 8 male and 4 female volunteers involved, lying in bed for a full

COLOGNE, Germany, 21 March 2019 (EXSA PR) — Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a groundbreaking study, funded by European Space Agency ESA and US space agency NASA , into how artificial gravity could help astronauts stay

NASA and ESA are paying volunteers to lie in bed for 60 days to test artificial gravity © Provided by Penske Media Corporation Capture

Regardless of what your own personal idea of a dream job might be, you have to admit that being paid to lounge around in bed sounds pretty awesome. That’s exactly what NASA and ESA want a crew of volunteers to do in order to test the potential benefits of artificial gravity for long-haul space missions.

The research, which is being conducted in Germany, will require a total of 24 participants to remain in bed for two full months. Volunteers will be seated at a slight incline so that their legs are slightly higher than their heads, reducing blood flow to the extremities, thus causing muscle deterioration.

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A NASA study is recruiting volunteers to to lie in a bed that is tilted downward at a 6 degree angle for 70 days . The study is meant to test the conditions that astronauts might experience while traveling in space . NASA hopes to find out what physical changes occur to scientists on these missions and how

NASA bed rest studies required test subjects to lie down for weeks at a time. The post, which is on the website World Facts FTW, claims that NASA wants volunteers to participate in As a reward for making it through 60 days of staying in bed and enduring bone, muscle and heart tests , volunteers

When astronauts spend a long time in space their muscles pay a big price. Scientists who fly to the International Space Station, for example, have to exercise regularly with resistance machines to keep their bodies in good working order, but NASA and ESA want to know if occasional upkeep with artificial gravity might also be beneficial.

The two dozen volunteers — being tested in two groups of 12 — will each spend 60 days resting, with occasional trips to a centrifuge in the laboratory. The spinning arm of the centrifuge will push blood back towards the feet of the participant, simulating the effects of gravity and, the scientists hope, revealing what benefits such a system might provide for real-life astronauts during lengthy stays in space.

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ESA and NASA are planning to confine human subjects to bed for 60 days in 2017 in Cologne, Germany to probe the effects of spaceflight, with Bedrest studies offer a way of testing measures to counter some of the negative aspects of living in space . Volunteers are kept in beds with the head

But just how easy is it to stay in bed for 60 days and what is the relevance of adding artificial gravity for space researchers? We pull back the covers on Though it may sound simple for the 8 male and 4 female volunteers involved, lying in bed for a full 60 days , plus a further 29 days of acclimatisation

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The scientists, who are still recruiting participants for the second round of 12, are offering quite the experience for anyone brave enough to endure two months of doing absolutely nothing. Along with being able to spend virtually every hour of the day watching TV, movies, playing video games, or reading, the team is paying a handsome sum of 16,500 euros (nearly $19,000) to each individual.

That’s a decent chunk of change for two months of “work,” but even if the study seems laid back on the surface, there are surely some psychological challenges of remaining in the same room, lying slightly backwards, for 60 days (and another 30 days of recovery afterwards). We wish the volunteers the best of luck!

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