CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WTHR) — NASA is offering to pay someone nearly $19,000 to spend two whole months watching TV in bed.
Researchers are looking at the effects of "artificial gravity" on the body to see if it would be beneficial to astronauts who spend long period of time in space, WFLA reported.
NASA will select 24 participants to travel to the German Aerospace Center, according to WFLA. Those participants will spend 60 days in bed while being monitored 24/7.
However, there's a catch: you must speak German, be in good health and be between 24 and 55 years old.
The participants will be separated into two groups and will be propped up at incline with the feet above their head. This will reduce blood flow to the extremities, mimicking the effects of being in space.
Volunteers will be required to do a number of activities while lying down including eating, reading, watching TV and going to the bathroom. One of the groups will do all this while spinning.
NASA researchers plan to compare the two groups to help during long-term space travel.