If you are the type of person who does not like to get out of bed, never, under no circumstances, whatever the situation might be, not even to take a dump, then this might be the right job for you. NASA, the European Space Agency and the German Aerospace Center are offering $18,500 for people to lie in bed for two months.
The job is based in Cologne, Germany, and it’s part of a study designed to better understand how the body adapts to weightlessness. The agencies are currently looking for people who are female, between the ages of 24 and 55 and who speak German. The official name of the study is
The only catch is that you will have to stay in bed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 60 straight days. That means no getting up for bathroom breaks, bathing or meals, but this is not really a problem for the passionate bed lovers out there. It is a dream come true. Brush up on your German and click on this link to apply now. Do it for science.
Ever wondered how pooping in space works? Turns out that it very often does not work.
The toilet in the American part of the International Space Station cost 19 million dollars to develop and build. It was installed on the American side of the ISS in 2008 and it shortly afterwards flooded. Fortunately, there’s a second toilet on the Russian side, but it sometimes breaks too, leaving the astronauts to go inside their shuttles or, as a last resort, to use what is called an “Apollo bag.” Unfortunately, I could not find out what exactly an Apollo bag is, but I`m sure it is not fun using it.
Aiming can also be very difficult sometimes, said NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in an interview for the Business Insider. Accidents happen and poop floating free in zero gravity is always a danger.
However, the worst thing about it is that the space toilet gets emptied once every ten days, which means that the faecal matter is collected and sits in a container for quite a while before it gets shot out into space. Whitson said that “after it starts getting full, you have to put a rubber glove on and pack it down.”
I wanted to be an astronaut as a child. Luckily, I sucked at basically all the skills required to become one and I don`t have squish human poop with my hands now. Human poop is the worst of all the poops.