NASA hiring people to eat astronaut food

9:55 AM, Feb 25, 2012   |    comments
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NASA is hiring but not for an astronaut or engineers.  The space agency is looking for candidates to take part in a study, where they eat astronaut food for four months.

It's part of a simulated trip to Mars.  Participants will eat instant foods and foods with a long shelf life.  Scientists want to find out if people get sick of eating the same thing everyday, and what they would eat consistently.

There are some catches.  You have to have a bachelor's degree in math, engineering, biological or physical sciences, or computer science.  You have to speak English, and be a non-smoker.

You also have to live like an astronaut, in a confined space, with strangers and limited showers.

But NASA is willing to pay $5,000 and a free trip to Hawaii.

Click here to apply for the study.

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