Monday, August 14, 2006

Fact or Fiction? You Decide.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
~e e cummings


                                                                                 Guaranteed to make you smile. Especially since it’s a true story.  

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 reentered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark, “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky.”


Many people at NASA thought it was acasual remark concerning some rival Soviet cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky either in 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 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 to Armstrong. This time, he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question. 


In 1938, when he was a kid in a small Midwest town, he was playing baseball with friend in the backyard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbor’s yard by the bedroom windows. His neighbors 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!”



tendernoggle said...


my78novata said...

well I guess its whose wolrd your in if its fact or fiction either way its funny

ally123130585918 said...

I did enjoy reading that ~ I love true stories ~ (It sounded true) !!!! ~ lol ~ Ally

jeanno43 said...

Wonderful story, I so enjoyed it.

tschamberland said...

LMAO!!!!  That is cute, to think that would actually be one of the many thoughts that came into Armstrong's head.  :D


am4039 said...

Thanks for visiting my journal and leaving a comment. It's nice to have kids the same age, we can talk about it. LOL. They can leave your hair gray for sure. I have added you to my alerts hope you will do the same. When I come back from the store I'm going to read more or your journal.  Thanks Marla

mom23nca said...

I love that story - it is hysterical.

magran42 said...

Love that story!

sdoscher458 said...

Wonder if he got what he wished bad....very funny story...Sandi

emeraldcalf said...

That is precious!!!