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Neil Armstrong Wishing A "Mr. Gorsky" Good Luck from the Moon
On July 20, 1969, 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 a 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 to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died and 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 a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly 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!"
Originally posted by SaulGoodman
At least Armstrong will get away from all the moon landing deniers.
Imagine how terrible it would be to do the impossible, to risk your life and go where people have only dreamed of going, and then for the rest of your life you have to listen to people tell you that you didn't do that. I can't imagine how frustrating that is. No wonder Aldrin punched a guy. To be called cowards and thieves and liars after doing something so incredible would destroy most people.
Neil Armstrong was a man who did amazing things. I'd call him a hero. I'd call the people who insult him a little disgusting,
The weird thing is right now I just gained a little more understanding and empathy for hardcore UFO believers. Experience something incredible, everyone tell you it didn't happen. Yeah, that must be rough.