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01 July 2005 @ 11:25 pm
"Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky"  
Before you read this, you should know that it's not actually true...but it's still amusing.


TAMPA, FL -- 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 up with several remarks to 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 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.

This past Monday, June 27, 2005 at the University of Tampa in Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a student brought up the 36-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded.

Armstrong explained, "When I was a kid, I was playing baseball [with a friend] in the backyard. He hit a fly ball that landed in the yard in front of my neighbor's bedroom windows. My neighbors were Mr. & Mrs. Gorsky. As I leaned down to pick up the ball, I heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at her husband, "You want oral sex?! You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"

At this remark, the audience - comprised primarily of college students - began laughing hysterically.
Sphynx: I will not poke hufflepuffs with spoonstheatresphynx on July 2nd, 2005 06:53 am (UTC)
I have stolen that. Thanks for an amazing laugh. Kevin and I were both fantastically amused.
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Sphynxtheatresphynx on July 2nd, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
*giggles quietly* Isn't it fantastic?! *hearts eddie*
Baralierbaralier on July 2nd, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on July 2nd, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
Figured as much...but it's so funny, I had to post it anyway. ;)
Sribbles McBottomfootachmanage on July 2nd, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
Priestpriestofcards on July 2nd, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)
I Wonder...
Too bad ole Mr. Gorsky is probably dead by the time of this writing.
syrinakintarisyrinakintari on July 2nd, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: I Wonder...
I heard that story and respones a number of years ago actually. Somewhere around 8 or 9 but it's still funny. He was quoted as saying that since none of the parties involved were still around (I presume that means they were dead0 that he would answer the question.