Enjoy Long Baths? You Can Now Get Paid For It


| LAST UPDATE 03/09/2021

By Scarlett Adler

We all enjoy the occasional (or not so occasional) bath. Which means this new job opportunity is about to sound real appetizing...that's right, you can now officially get paid to lounge in a bath for. This is not a drill...

The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for people to take part in a new study on weightlessness at the Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology (MEDES) in Toulouse, France. So, what's the catch?


20 women are wanted to sit in a dry-immersion bath for 5 days, all via a waterproof sheet. This means they'll actually be staying dry the entire time.

But you should be warned, 'the pleasure wears off very quickly', ESA's human spaceflight team leader, Jennifer Ngo-Anh revealed. For those selected, the study includes blood drawings and muscle biopsies.


Further requirements include keeping at least one shoulder touching the bed at all times, even during bathroom and food breaks. Participants' heads must also be 6 degrees below horizontal at all times.

'We constantly salute the volunteers that sacrifice their daily lives for the benefit of human exploration!' Ngo-Anh continued. It's not known how much ESA plans on paying, but you can check it all out for yourself here.