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 com 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 have questioned him as to what the
"Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant.
Some months ago, (July 5, 1995 in Tampa Bay FL) while answering
questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 27 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 front of his
neighbor's bedroom window. His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs.
As he leaned down to pick it up, young Armstrong heard Mrs.
Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky. "Oral sex! You want oral sex?!
You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.