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The centrifuge. Image: ESA
If lying down is your idea of a good time, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have an $18,000 offer for you.
NASA, in collaboration with the ESA and the German Aerospace Center, launched the Artificial Gravity Bed Study (AGBRESA) this week. The study will test the use of artificial gravity to prevent the muscle and bone atrophy that plagues astronauts when they spend extended periods of time in space.
The first phase of the study is already underway and includes 12 male and 12 female participants. The agencies are currently seeking women volunteers between the ages of 25 and 55 for the second phase of the study, beginning in the fall. The study
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