i get some strange emails…

November 7, 2008 at 9:35 am | | stupid technology, wild web

Check this one out:

Hi Sam,

My name is John Foster and I work for a company called Solitaire Creative and we are working with The Johnson Space Center (NASA) and their research arm, Wyle, to promote a Flight Analogs Project (Space Flight Simulation/Bed Rest Study) for NASA and I would like to speak with you about writing an article on the study.  Would you be interested?  I believe your readers would be very interested in learning about the Bed Rest Study because if and when the study is completed, the participant gets paid a minimum of $17,000.  The study can even be branded as an article on “Weird Jobs.”

Here’s alittle about the study:  The ten-year Flight Simulation Study, which takes place in Texas, uses long-term bed rest to simulate the effects of micro-gravity an astronaut would experience during extended space flight (Space Flight To Mars).  Subjects are placed in bed with the head of the bed tilted down at a minus-six-degree incline.  The subjects must remain in bed for 90 days.  If you’re interested in contacting and/or arranging a meeting with a NASA representative feel free to let me know and I will facilitate your request.  We are currently looking for participants, both men and women, from around the U.S.  You can research the topic by visiting www.bedreststudy.com and I am also available to send you more information.

Let me know if you’re interested.

Thanks much,


John Foster

Public Relations/Media Specialist/Radio Relations


Anyone interested?


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  1. In bed for three months at an incline? Isn’t that an enhanced interrogation technique?

    Comment by Andre — November 7, 2008 #

  2. I remember this being advertised in the paper when I lived in Houston. I also remember hearing about people coming out of this study with permanent physical problems. Ever try actually staying in bed all day? Try that for 3 months. You go crazy.

    Comment by jordan — November 7, 2008 #

  3. Definitely interested. I’d be tempted to sign up, but don’t think the prof would like the idea of me taking off 3 months to lay in bed.

    Comment by Will — November 7, 2008 #

  4. I call this study B.S., and I am not talking about a university degree. By the end of the 90 days, not only you’ll go crazy and leave with a minor headache, but you’ll go DEAD as well.

    Comment by EB — December 9, 2008 #

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    Comment by brandon — April 8, 2009 #

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