Are you handling coronavirus lockdown like a champ and think you could take 8 additional moths of isolation? If so, NASA is willing to pay volunteers to eight months locked up in a simulated spacecraft on its way to Mars. One caveat: since it takes place in Moscow, Russia, you are required to speak both English and Russian to even be considered
The few chosen participants must remain inside the fake spacecraft for the entire 8-month duration so researchers can study the effects of prolonged confinement on the human body. If this still does not deter you, here are the official requirements: highly motivated U.S. Citizens who are between the ages of 30-55 years old, proficient in English + Russian, and has an M.S., Ph.D., M.D., or completion of military officer training. More information here.
- Build a multi-stage rocket and large transport crawler with launch pad, plus a truck with grappling arm to load a rover into the rocket, rover lab and launch control building with loads of role-play possibilities!
- Includes 7 LEGO City minifigures: 2 astronauts, 2 ground crew technicians, a Launch Director, scientist, lab mechanic and a robot figure, plus a rover with extending arm and drill and an assembly frame building
- Rocket laying down measures over 3-inch (8cm) high, 16-inch (43cm) long and 5-inch (13cm) wide Transport crawler measures over 4-inch (12cm) high, 11-inch (29cm) long and 5-inch (15cm) wide Assembly frame building measures over 8-inch (21cm) high, 11-inch (28cm) wide and 4-inch (12cm) deep Rover garage measures over 4-inch (12cm) high, 7-inch (18cm) wide and 7-inch (19cm) deep Launch control measures over 4-inch (12cm) high, 5-inch (15cm) wide and 2-inch (6cm) deep