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September 17, 2013

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Nasa recruits couch potatoes for microgravity study

Nasa 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.

'Of all the potential challenges crew members encounter in the space environment, microgravity has proven to be one of the most difficult to mimic in an experimental setting,' explains Nasa.gov. [...]

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

Posted by joke du jour at September 17, 2013 07:02 PM

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