Good luck Gorsky!

“Good Luck Mr. Gorsky”
When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he said “One small Step for man, one giant leap for man kind.” He followed it with several remarks, the usual com traffic between him, the other astronauts and Mission Control. Just before he reentered 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 Mr. Armstrong as to what the “Good Luck Mr. Gorsky” statement meant, but Mr. Armstrong always just smiled and would not answer.

On July 5, 1996 in Tampa, Florida while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 29 year old question to Mr. Armstrong again. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had finally died and so Mr. Armstrong felt he could answer the question.

When Armstrong was a kid, he was playing baseball with a friend in his backyard. His friend hit a fly ball which landed in the front of his neighbor’s bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Neil heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky saying “Oral Sex! You want oral sex? You’ll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!

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