In Case You Didn't Already Know This Little Bit of Trivia.

On July 20th, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to step on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon, "That's one small step for 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 puzzling remark -,"Good luck Mr Gorsky."

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning a rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programmes.

Over the years, many people questioned Armstrong as to what the 'Good luck Mr Gorsky' statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

On July 5th (unsure of year), while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26 year old Mr Gorsky question again. This time he finally responded, because Mr Gorsky had died, and he now felt he could answer the question.........Here is the answer to, "Who was Mr Gorsky"?

In 1938, when he was a small child (Armstrong) he was playing baseball with a friend in his back yard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbours yard by their open bedroom window.

HIs neighbours were Mr & Mrs Gorsky. As he leaned down to get 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!"

Neil Armstrong's family confirmed that this is a true story.

14 Replies

  • LOL on the trivia, Huggs - but I don't suppose you've got the trivia on the Gorsky outcome, Huggs LOL :) x

  • Hi initial, Alas no! Lets us just hope that Mr Gorsky was able to remind his wife of her promise! LOL hugs xx

  • Very good huggs.x

  • Hi dido53,

    Glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was quite interesting as well as funny. Take care. hugs xx

  • That's great......thank you for Sharing that gem.

  • Hi budgiesmom, Glad you enjoyed it. Its quite interesting and funny. I thought it had been deleted as I can't find it anywhere. hugs xx

  • Wow,that is something! Txs for sharing! xxx

  • Hi again Wendells, Pleased you found it. I have just emailed you to say it was lost! It is clearly not, but I am. ha ha ha hugs xx

  • I've read this several years back. It is true. Now what does my neighbor kid have to do?

  • I think he or she should invent the 'Transporter', as seen in Startrek! That would be brilliant, but maybe you have something different in mind. ha ha. hugsxxx


  • Hi Jolyn, Yes, even I know that one and am guilty of using it!! A few years ago I use to think it meant lots of love!! Take care. hugs xx

  • love it thank you xx

  • You are very welcome undine, and pleased you enjoyed it.

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