GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY

ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE  APOLLO 11  LUNAR MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT 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 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 SMILED. ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA , WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT UP  THE 26-YEAR-OLD QUESTION ABOUT MR GORSKY TO ARMSTRONG.
THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED BECAUSE MR. GORSKY HAD DIED, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE  QUESTION.  HERE IS THE ANSWER TO “WHO WAS MR  GORSKY”:IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN , HE WAS PLAYINGBASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD. HIS  FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOUR’S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM  WINDOW. HIS NEIGHBOURS WERE MR. AND 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!” 
NEIL ARMSTRONG’S FAMILY CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS A TRUE STORY.