You Call That a Small Step?

Yet another story debunked and labeled an urban legend. According to NASA radio transcipts, it never happend.

When 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 other remarks. Just before he re-entered the lander, he said, “Good luck Mr. Gorsky.” Many people at NASA thought it concerned 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 “Good luck Mr. Gorsky” meant, but Armstrong always just smiled. On July 5, 1995, in Tampa, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26 year old question. This time Armstrong finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died and so Armstrong felt he could finally answer the question.

When he was a kid, Neil was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball, which landed in the front of the bedroom window of his neighbors, Mr. & Mrs. Gorsky. As he picked 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!”






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