He pauses for a reflective moment. Everittís in classic nutty professor attire today--dress shoes, baggy suit pants, and black long-sleeved Gravity Probe B T-shirt with Einsteinís calm, disheveled visage. He takes off his glasses and says, "I think the thing that kept me going through the dark times was that we were both in the process of inventing some new technology and knowing that if we pulled the experiment off, we would be doing something very fundamental, which seems to me an ideal match. Of course, I never imagined it would take us this long."
When and if GP-B finally get off the ground, the only thing that might rival its results for sheer drama is the projectís 40-year history of technical hurdles, political mayhem, and impossible dreams come true.