In what may qualify as one of the easiest jobs in history, NASA has hired a group of people tasked with staying in bed for two months.
The gig, for which the new hires are each earning $19,000, is part of an experiment to gauge the effects of an immobile lifestyle on a person's overall health.
Conducted in partnership with the German Aerospace Center, the study "offers space researchers from all over Europe and the USA the opportunity to work together and jointly acquire as much scientific knowledge about human physiology as possible" for future long-term space voyages, says researcher Hansjörg Dittus.
Would staying in bed for two full months actually be worse than it sounds? Would you be willing to do it for $19,000?