The US government’s shutdown isn’t preventing other people from getting jobs. In fact, you can get one simply by lying on a mattress for the whole day. If you’re interested, NASA is looking for someone to do this for 70 to 105 days and will even be paying that person $18,000.
Participants to this experiment will, however be asked some unusual stuff like lying with their head down and their feet all the way up, as their bodies are tilted. They will also not be allowed to get out of bed, except for a few instances. Showering and bathing isn’t one of these instances, and NASA will provide a proper way for the test subjects to clean and relieve themselves.
The test is necessary for finding out ways to “keep astronauts healthier and safer when they spend a long time in space.”
The test will also involve several physical and psychological measures before and during the experiment.
You can sign up here if you are interested.