At one stage Chernobrov decided to branch into time travel. Not surprisingly, he had problems getting state funding.
With his meager savings he built a time machine
himself. To avoid ridicule, Chernobrov and his team didn't actually
call it a time machine. They preferred "Prospective Space
Transportation System." The system is small: slightly larger than a
basketball, in fact, and covered, apparently, in "electromagnetic
Chernobrov claims the Prospective Space Transportation System could control time rates. In his tests he claims to show that for every 3,600 seconds outside of the system that only 3,560 seconds would pass inside - 40 seconds slower.