If you are one of those people enjoying this time in self-quarantine and isolation, NASA has the perfect job for you.  

The U.S. based space agency is currently seeking candidates for a social isolation study that will help researchers with future missions to Mars and space.

Astronauts on assignment experience different aspects of social isolation and confinement during their space missions. NASA researchers are hoping to learn more about the physical and psychological impact of confinement as well as the effect of isolation on humans.

Those selected will spend eight months in isolation with a small international crew in Moscow, Russia.  The participants will be in isolation where a replica of Mars will be created to study the effect of condition and environment at Mars on humans.

Selected applicants will experience environmental aspects similar to that on Mars on this faux mission.

Participants will be paid for their time by NASA at different levels. The level of payment will depend upon if the applicant is associated with NASA or not. The upcoming study of this fake Mars mission by NASA will be building on a previous four-month study that was conducted last year.

Here’s How To Apply

First things first, candidates must be to spend eight months in isolation. Here are the other requirements:

  • The candidate applying for this mission should be holding US citizenship.
  • The candidate should be aged 30 to 55 years of age.
  • The candidate should be proficient in both, Russian and English language.
  • The educational and work experience required are as follows: M.S., PhD., M.D., or completion of military officer training. Participants with a Bachelor’s degree and other certain qualifications (e.g., relevant additional education, military, or professional experience) may be acceptable candidates as well.
  • The candidates are advised to check the official website of NASA to check for the latest updates and news regarding the mission.

For more information,  see the official announcement by NASA here.