NASA wants to pay $17,000 for test subjects to stay in bed for 90 days straight. The bed rest experiment is to take place in the Johnson Space Center and is designed to study some of the effects of microgravity on the human body.
Participants will be lying in bed for 90 days with their heads titled down and their feet up. Every day the participants will be awake for 16 hours and sleep for 8 hours, but the entire time will be spent in bed.
The reason behind this study is that astronauts who have spent lengthy stays in space have suffered serious repercussions. In space with reduced g forces, the blood pools in the feet, muscles atrophy and bones lose their density.