NASA is Accepting Applications And Will Pay People To Isolate For 8 Months For Space Missions

Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

If all this self-isolation these days is making you happy and comfortable then why not get paid for it! NASA has got the ideal job for you! They are for now taking applicants for a social isolation study to help them in growing methods and technologies for future spaceflight missions to Mars and the moon. These days anyone can say that they have the required experience. But, you have to speak Russian.

The applicants who are accepted will spend eight months in isolation with a little international team in a mission facility located in Moscow, Russia. Check out the details below:

As many around the world are staying at home in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, NASA is preparing for its next spaceflight simulation study and is seeking healthy participants to live together with a small crew in isolation for eight months in Moscow, Russia. The analog mission is the next in a series that will help NASA learn about the physiological and psychological effects of isolation and confinement on humans in preparation for Artemis exploration missions to the Moon and future long-duration missions to Mars.

NASA is looking for highly motivated U.S. citizens who are 30-55 years old and are proficient in both Russian and English languages. Requirements are: M.S., PhD., M.D. or completion of military officer training. Participants with a Bachelor’s degree and other certain qualifications (e.g., relevant additional education, military, or professional experience) may be acceptable candidates as well.

Participants will experience environmental aspects similar to those astronauts are expected to experience on future missions to Mars. A small international crew will live together in isolation for eight months conducting scientific research, using virtual reality and performing robotic operations among a number of other tasks during the lunar mission. The research will be conducted to study the effects of isolation and confinement as participants work to successfully complete their simulated space mission. Results from ground-based missions like this help NASA prepare for the real-life challenges of space exploration and provide important scientific data to solve some of these problems and to develop countermeasures.

Compensation is available for participating in the mission. There are different levels of compensation depending upon whether or not you are associated with NASA or if you are a NASA employee or contractor.

For more information, and to apply for the position, visit the NASA website.

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