The current Coronavirus pandemic has forced a lot of countries to opt for a complete lockdown. For those who are liking this time in self-quarantine and isolation, NASA has the perfect job. The US space agency, NASA is seeking candidates for a social isolation study that will help in future missions to Mars and space.
Astronauts experience different aspects of social isolation and confinement during their space missions. Researchers at NASA are working to learn more about the physical and psychological impact of confinement and isolation on humans. The selected applicants will spend eight months in isolation with a small international crew in Moscow, Russia. The aim of this mission by NASA is to help them prepare in their future expeditions to moon and Mars.
The participants will be in isolation where fake mars will be created to study the effect of condition and environment at Mars on humans. The selected applicants will experience environmental aspects similar to that on Mars on this fake Mars mission. Participants will be paid for their time on fake Mars by NASA at different levels. The level of payment will depend upon if the applicant is associated with NASA or not. The employment status at NASA will also be a major deciding factor in the compensation paid to the applicant. The upcoming study of this fake Mars mission by NASA will be building on a previous four-month study that was conducted last year.
This might sound like one of the most interesting jobs but there are some requirements for an eligible candidate. The primary criteria for application are that the willing candidate should be willing to spend eight months in isolation. Apart from that, there are other requirements too. Here are the detailed requirements for the fake Mars mission by NASA.