A few scientists are open to the idea that exotic quantum physics reactions might be able to absorb some of gravity's pull, but no one has succeeded in duplicating Podkletov's results, and Podkletov himself has become a reclusive figure. NASA decided to spend $600,000 to prove or disprove the theory once and for all. Superconductive Components of Columbus, Ohio, is building the prototype antigravity device based on Podkletov's specifications. If the experiment succeeds, both physics and aerospace will be revolutionized. But if not, NASA will have spent a lot of money proving something many physicists think they already know.