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, usual
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 Armstrong as to what the
"Good luck Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just
On July 5, 1995 in Tampa Bay FL, 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 finally
died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.
When he was a kid, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball, which landed in the front of
his neighbor's bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. & 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!"
Although this is purported to be a true story, some sources report that Neil Armstrong denies this ever happened.