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Armstrong Wishing A "Mr. Gorsky" Good Luck from the Moon-Fiction!
Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is quoted as saying, "Good
luck, Mr. Gorsky" during his first lunar walk in 1969 on the Apollo 11
mission. Years later, Mr. Armstrong says that now that Mr. Gorsky is dead,
he can tell the real story. He says that when he was a child, he overheard
his neighbor, a Mr. Gorsky, being told by his wife that when the kid next door
walks on the moon...that's when Mr. Gorsky will get sex. Some versions say
that's when he'll get oral sex.
a nifty story, but not true.
Neil Armstrong denied it and NASA
transcripts did not include any record that Neil Armstrong made a reference to a
Mr. Gorsky during his lunar excursion.
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
July 20, 1969, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, 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 a 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, in Tampa
Bay, Florida, 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 and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.
In 1938 when he was a kid in a small Midwest town, he was playing baseball with
a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball, which landed in his
neighbor’s yard by the bedroom windows. 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!"
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