Andrew Iwanicki has gotten what many would consider a dream job - he will lie in bed for 3 months and be paid the handsome sum of 18 grand. This unusual job offer came from NASA.
Andrew shares that he became unemployed 1 day before being approved by the space administration. He was picked from 25 000 candidates. At the moment, Andrew is in his 3rd week - he is lying in a special bed in a Houston research center.
The only thing Andrew has to do is lie for 90 days in all kinds of awkward positions. Scientists have also prepared him a special food diet, plus he has a specific muscle exercise program.
The scientists' strange idea was born out of their ambition to study muscle atrophy and its development, so that they would be fully prepared for such situations when dealing with real astronauts.
And even though many folks dream of being given money just for lying in bed, Andrew is not completely sure anymore that he had made the right choice when he accepted the nonstandard job offer. He shares that the entire ordeal is turning out to be much harder than he had expected.
Andrew even jokes with himself, saying that he's not sure whether he's managed to grab on to a golden opportunity offered him by NASA experts or is a complete idiot, ready to do anything for a wad of cash.
But before you think that NASA spends way too much money on needless experiments, it turns out that the administration is also good at making profits. They have made a contract with Google, renting them the Moffett Federal Airfield for a period of 50 years.
According to the information given, Google will be using the airfield for robotics development, research and testing, as well as space projects and other incredible tech.
NASA will receive $1.6 billion from rent, while also saving maintenance costs of $6.3 million. It is thought that Google will remodel the area and equip it for their purposes, reports the Financial Times.