I just read a news story so bizarre that I had to go through with it with an analytical eye
Ed Caro, senior engineer at NASA in charge of the system Howard claims so gallantly saved mid-flight, makes following claims:
- His story doesn’t add up on a technical level. There were multiple backups in place that would have prevented both vehicle failure and data loss.
- His dates don’t add up. Howard claims to have worked in JPL from 1991 till 1993. The mission launched on 9th of April 1994
- Actually, nobody he knows remembers Howard working on the project. One person remembers Howard’s older brother, Eugene. Source: [ 2]
Now, here is where the story, as published by a minor cryptocurrency news site, takes a really bizarre turn. Apparently someone calling himself Eugene wrote to them, twice.
And a second reply:
For the record, I don’t think it was either Eugene or Howard writing those emails. A lot of holders of Monero cryptocurrency will perceive this story as a threat to their money — so it was most likely just a random community member.
If you worked at JPL on SIR-C project, and do — or do not remember Howard Chu, please email email@example.com and I will include your email in the story.