Everyone images a scenario of working their dream job, but not as many people will get as dreamy a job as the twelve individuals who will lie down all day for science. NASA and ESA collaborated to study artificial gravity as part of a 60-day long experimental program, which will see a group of brave people lying on a special bed, not being able to get up for the entire time.
This experimental challenge is called a 60-day bed rest study which is backed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. The project begins today, (March 25) in Cologne, Germany. This group of people, which consists of eight male and four female volunteers, will help the two space agencies get a better understanding of the study of artificial gravity as well as gravity in space.
The volunteers in the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study will lie on beds at the German Aerospace Center’s :envihab facility. Their contributions to science will allow researchers to better understand the effects of