Re: Urban legend?

PamWilson (102253.1572@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Sat, 2 Dec 1995 21:21:03 EST

A friend of mine in New Zealand just sent this to me, so I thought I would pass
it along. He was wondering if it were an urban legend or not...

"Good luck, Mr. Gorsky."

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 - the usual
com traffic between him, the other astronauts and Mission Control.
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 nor American space programs.

Over the years, many people have questioned him as to what the "Good
luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant. On July 5, in Tampa Bay, FL, while
answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26
year old question to Armstrong. He finally responded. It seems that
Mr. Gorsky had died and so Armstrong felt he could answer the
question. When he was a kid, Neil was playing baseball with his
brother in the backyard. His brother hit a fly ball which landed in
front of his neighbors' bedroom window. The neighbors were Mr and
Mrs. Gorksy. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, he heard Mrs.
Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, "Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You'll
get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"