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 communication traffic between him, the other astronaut
s 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 casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut
. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky
in either the Russian
space programs. Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong
always just smiled.
On July 5, 1995 in Tampa Bay
, 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 window
s. His neighbors were Mr. & Mrs. Gorsky
. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky
shouting at Mr. Gorsky
! You want sex
? You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!