The working conditions sound, at least at first glance, quite pleasant: so-called "terrestrial astronauts" who spend a total of 30 days in bed are wanted for a NASA study. The pay is right too. The test persons are rewarded with an expense allowance of 11,000 euros, according to a call for tenders from the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
From the end of 2023, a 59-day study is to be carried out at the DLR center in Cologne to examine the physical changes caused by weightlessness in space. The researchers also hope to be able to develop countermeasures if necessary. Such studies take place regularly and are important for understanding conditions in space and how to ensure health in space.
We are looking for German-speaking people between the ages of 24 and 55. Applicants should be non-smokers, be between 1.53 and 1.90 meters tall and have a body mass index (BMI) between 19 and 30.
Source: German Aerospace Center
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