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Mr Gorsky

- 12 November 2012, 07:11
WANOn July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot

on the moon.

 

His first words after stepping on the moon, “that’s one

small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” were

televised to earth and heard by millions. But just before

he re-entered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark –

“Good luck, Mr. Gorsky”.

 

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark

concerning some rival soviet cosmonaut. However,

upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the

Russian or American space programs.

 

Over the years, many people questioned Armstrong as

to what the – ‘Good luck, Mr. Gorsky’ – statement

meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

 

On July 5, 1995, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter

brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong.

 

This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died,

so Neil Armstrong felt he could now answer the question.

 

In 1938, when he was a kid in a small mid-western town,

he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His

friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbor’s yard

by their bedroom window. His neighbors were Mr. and

Mrs. Gorsky.

 

As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong

heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky –

 

“Sex! You want sex?! You’ll get sex when the kid next

door walks on the moon!”

 

True story. It broke the place up.


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