These are difficult times, we know. But this employment option could be what you needed to take courage and live the experience of your life. However, the requirements to fulfill this job are not for everyone. See if you can be part of an experiment NASA plans to carry out in Texas.
Very recently, NASA launched a call to participate in a simulation of life on Mars that will be carried out on a special base. The offer is great and tempting, but only those who have a master's degree in Engineering or Mathematics or have experience as a pilot aviator will be able to participate. In addition, only those born in the United States or who have permanent residence may be candidates. This is how the official NASA site exposes it:
NASA is seeking healthy, motivated American citizens or permanent residents who are non-smokers, ages 30-55, and are fluent in English for effective communication between crew and mission control.
It seems that NASA's scientific proposals already tell us about a possible evacuation from Earth, since scientists want to know what challenges the human could face in his new life on the red planet. The base will simulate the extreme conditions of the planet and the dynamics of people in a space housing complex. According to the RT medium, the results will offer important scientific data to validate systems and develop solutions to possible problems in the future.
The chosen people would live in Mars Dune Alpha, a 158 square meter Martian habitat that was built with the help of a 3D printer. This structure is located inside the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Those selected will experience the harsh conditions of the planet and the repercussions of being far from planet Earth. In addition, they will live with austere resources and limited communications. The objective of the team of scientists behind the experiment is to identify and evaluate the challenges of real life in a totally foreign place, as well as to know and prepare for a future trip to Mars, because in this way, they could foresee certain problems and solve them easily while being already on the Martian surface. Grace Douglas, a scientist in NASA's Department of Advanced Food Technology, talks about the importance of the project:
It is critical to testing solutions that meet the complex needs of living on the Martian surface. Simulations on Earth will help us understand and counteract the physical and mental challenges that astronauts will face before departing.
The call opened this Friday, and you can register until September 17. However, remember the requirements, and if you are one of those who get dizzy very easily, don't even try. In addition, NASA warns certain clauses with those selected, such as that subjects may lose privacy, suffer physical injuries, or a very low probability of death. At the moment, it is not known how much money the winners will receive, but the call and the contract seem to be very clear.