- Our thanks to Paul Becker for pointing
us to the truth of this story found at: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11.step.html
- The following quote from this site tells
- During November 1995, a clever (and rather
risqué) story was widely circulated on the Internet concerning a
statement Neil is supposed to have made during the Apollo 11 EVA. At the
suggestion of several readers, let me state that Neil never said "Good
luck, Mr. Gorsky" at any time during the mission. Indeed, on November
28, 1995, Neil wrote, " I understand that the joke is a year old.
I first heard it in California delivered by (comedian) Buddy Hackett".
-Eric M. Jones
This is a funny, but true story about Niel Armstrong:
- When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong
first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famous "One small step
for man, one giant leap for mankind" statement but followed it by
several remarks, usual com traffic between him, the other astronauts and
Mission Control. Just before he re-entered the lander, however, 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. Just
a few years ago, (on July 5, 1995 in Tampa Bay FL) 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 finally died and so Neil
Armstrong felt he could answer the question.
- When he was a kid, he was playing baseball
with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball which landed in
the front of his neighbor's bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. &
Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard
Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky. "Oral sex! You want oral sex?!
You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"
- NOTE: This is a confirmed true story.