NASA is looking for people to spend 8 months locked in a Russian lab for a new experiment. The experiment is to help collect data for future missions to Mars and moon.
The space agency stated that the the selected candidates will spend the time in a closed facility with “environmental aspects similar to those astronauts are expected to experience on future missions to Mars.”
“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,” the agency said in a statement.
The agency is seeking for people from ages between 30 and and 55 years old, who speak English and Russian. It also said that candidates should ideally hold a master’s degree, doctoral degree or a medical degree or have military officer training, but candidates with bachelor’s degrees and relevant experience will be considered.
The self-isolation experiment will help NASA to study about the the psychological and physiological effects astronauts would be facing due to isolation on a long mission. In other news, NASA’s Artemis program is working on a plan to send humans to the moon in near future.