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 comonaut.
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
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 now answer
In 1938, when he was a kid in a small mid-western town, he was
playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit the
ball, which landed in his neighbor's yard by their bedroom window.
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