Ok, so I posted about these medical study places a few months ago, and today I heard another ad on the radio. This time for a bedrest study...sounded odd so I checked out their website:
Sounds kind of hideous actually, NASA is looking for people who are willing to "spend 90 days lying in bed, (except for limited times for specific tests) with their body slightly tilted downward (head down, feet up). Every day, they will be awake for 16 hours and lights out (asleep) for 8 hours." Basically they're trying to find out what kinds of horrible maladies astronauts on extended missions in space will end up with
It doesn't say how much they pay, but I would imagine quite a bit. The first place I posted was paying about $3k for people to come in and just sleep there on the weekends for a few months. To spend 90 straight days lying in bed on your stomach...well I can't imagine they can get people for less than $15-20k, especially since they want healthy people that are similar to astronauts. I guess if you were willing to do it it would work out to a decent rate of pay for sitting around reading magazines and browsing tpunk though!
On the other hand they also will have some artificial gravity studies coming up, those could be kind of cool.