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 communication traffic between him, the other astronauts 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 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 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 windows. His neighbors were Mr. & 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 is quoted to have said- "Good luck Mr. Gorsky" when he was on the moon, but no one knew what it meant, and Neil refused to say.

And then, years later, when Mr. Gorsky was dead, Neil Armstrong admitted that he'd overheard an argument between Mr and Mrs. Gorsky that went "Oral sex! You want oral sex?! You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!".

"True story"?- um, no actually.

It's an Urban Legend. The transcript of Apollo 11 is on the web, and Mr Gorsky never appears anywhere. It was actually invented by a comedian Buddy Hackett, and was first performed in front of Neil Armstrong who seemed to find it pretty funny.

Then again, the guy sitting next to you probably doesn't know that it's an Urban Legend...

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