Japan’s space agency is in search for anyone willing to spend two weeks in isolation and away from the outside world for some good money.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) recently announced that they are recruiting anyone under 55 years old to participate in its experiment in exchange for 380,000 yen (about $3,500).
The space agency needs at least eight individuals to spend 14 days and 13 nights inside a simulated space station, according to the Japan Clinical Volunteer Network (JCVN) via SoraNews24.
japanese space agency to pay $3,500 to participants of the study
The study hopes to establish more accurate stress markers for the agency’s astronauts who will be confined in space for long periods of time.
Selected participants will reportedly be locked and kept inside a section of the Tsukuba Space Center for the duration of the project, and will not be allowed to bring any of their personal belongings with them.
The area will be set up to simulate what it’s like to live inside the International Space Station. This is perfect for those who don’t mind shutting their lives off for a period of time and aren’t afraid of potentially being in a real-life sci-fi horror movie.
During the program, participants will be tasked to do a variety of assignments while scientists measure their stress levels. Aside from the age requirement, prospective applicants must also be in good health and willingly agree to participate.
Interested applicants who want to earn easy money while contributing to the advancement of space travel technology may go to the Japan Clinical Volunteer Network application page before Jan. 31.
While it did not specifically state that foreigners can’t apply, be advised that the texts are all written in Japanese.