Scott Stevens

By Scott Stevens

LifeBuzz Staff

NASA Will Pay You $18,000 To Stay In Bed For 70 Days Straight.

Everyone loves to take a day off and spend it in bed every once in a while. There is nothing better than a day of doing nothing, just lying in bed and maybe watching some TV during the day. A great Sunday for many people during football season would be to never leave the bed and watch the games all day. How about doing it for more than two months straight though?

That’s exactly what happened a few years ago. NASA actually paid people up to $18,000 to stay in bed for seventy days in a row. It was very good pay for minimal work. They were doing research that will help them in the future of space travel.

#1. Amazingly people got paid to stay in bed.

NASA paid people $18,000 to lie in bed for seventy days in a row. Are you mad that you missed it?

Amazingly people got paid to stay in bed.

Lizzie / goodmenproject

#2. Yes, you heard that correctly!

All they had to do was lay in bed and do nothing. When the people were chosen they were probably pretty happy about it.

Yes, you heard that correctly!

Mark Rightmire / OCRegister

#3. They weren't alone though.

There wasn't a lot of privacy as is normal with testing experiments. Researchers want to keep an eye on as many people as possible at one time.

They weren't alone though.

ESA

#4. They were eased into bed.

During the first two to three weeks, people were allowed to move in and out of bed. After that, they were confined to the mattress.

They were eased into bed.

Johnson Space Center

#5. There was plenty to do.

Once the initiation period was over, the patients could not leave their bed. The only time they were allowed to get up was for testing purposes.

There was plenty to do.

Johnson Space Center

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