"Nasa is looking for volunteers for space travel. Simulation study the good news is that you can simulate the space travel experience simply by lying down. According to the leaders of this forthcoming study, the bad news. Well, the study isn't quite as cushy as it might sound. This study is a joint operation between NASA, the German, aerospace centre and the European Space Agency, and they want to study the effects of prolonged bedrest on women at a lab. In cologne. Germany, you'll be lying down for a lot longer than your typical. Netflix binge. I'm talking sixty full days of total bedrest, no bathroom breaks, participants at delight down even while they eat bathe and use the restroom, and they won't even get to life flat. Space travel makes bodily fluids move toward the head. Which is why astronauts always look like they're just hanging upside down. So to better simulate space travel. Participants will have to lie in beds that are slightly tilted with their heads lower than their feet. If this sounds like senseless, torture, though, it's not the study exists partially to understand the toll that bedrest and by extension space travel takes on the body and partially to test. Something called a short arm human centrifuge. It's a new technology that generates artificial gravity by whirling people around at high speeds, and it could help prevent muscle atrophy in people on bedrest or in astronauts, so for every day of this bedrest study participant. Will spend twenty three and a half hours in a tilted bed and the other half hour in the centrifuge. And again, this will go on for sixty full days. Participants will also eat carefully calibrated diets that won't make them gain weight, but will at times include pancakes, this specifically mentioned in recruitment materials after that's done. They spend fourteen days in astronaut rehab, stretching and relearning how to stand up since this study is taking place in Germany. The scientists are only looking for German speaking women ages twenty four to fifty five but for two months stint. They'll get a cool sixteen thousand five hundred euro or about eighteen thousand five hundred US dollars, and it's a public service because if the centrifuge works it could save astronauts loads of time since right now, they actually play sports for most of their days in space just to combat muscle atrophy, all in all this could be the perfect vacation for the right person. Would you be the right person? No, absolutely not. I would never be able to stay in a bed for that long. At all it is hard. For me to stay in bed on weekends, John. I mean, I like reading books, and I like playing video games, but the head under the feet thing. Kind of gets me. I just I would this is absolutely torture for me. I could never ever do this. Yeah. Well, also mean neither because I'm not a woman so perfect. Well, I don't speak German. So it's fine."