Most of us can only dream about hanging around in bed, all day, every day, and actually still get a paycheck at the end of the month. And it turns out that for some lucky people, that dream is about to become a reality.
However, it ain’t easy. To get the job, candidates must go through a series of vigorous and strenuous tests and NASA is extremely picky!
The beds that candidates will be lying on for 60 days are not your average bedroom bed. They are ‘special’ beds that reduce blood pressure and also cause a slow decrease in blood volume. You’ve changed your mind, haven’t you?
It won’t take long before your muscles to deteriorate and shrink, especially given the lack of exercise and movement in your arms and legs.
NASA hopes to use this study in a way that makes it easier to understand space and how an astronaut’s body responds to the time in space. It’s another way to inspect the cause of what keeps their space travelers happy and healthy and in better condition.