Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Motorblog A True Story: On July 20th 1969, as Commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the Moon; and his famous first words were: "That's one small step for man, one giant step for mankind," and they were televised to Earth and heard by millions of people.
But just before he re-entered the Lander, he made the 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 programmes.
Over the years, many people questioned Armstrong as to what "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" had meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.
On July 5th 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, whilst answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26 year old question once again. Mr. Gorsky had, apparently, died, so Armstrong felt he could now answer it.
In 1938, when he was a kid in a small Midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the back yard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbour's yard by the bedroom window. His neighbour's 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 whan that kid next door walks on the Moon!"