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Old 01-23-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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A True Story - The Man on the Moon

A True Story - The Man on the Moon





The man in the moon is mythic , but the man on the moon was downright earthy
. "Good Luck Mr. Gorsky "



IN CASE YOU DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW THIS LITTLE TIDBIT OF TRIVIA....



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 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 ABOUT Mr
Gorsky TO ARMSTRONG.



THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED BECAUSE MR. GORSKY HAD DIED, SO NEIL
ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE QUESTION.



HERE IS THE ANSWER TO "WHO WAS MR GORSKY": 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
THE MOON!"



It broke the place up. NEIL ARMSTRONG'S FAMILY CONFIRMED THIS IS A TRUE
STORY.
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Funny... but false

snopes.com: Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky!
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OH NO its gotta be true! I saw it on the WEB. lol
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It is still a very funny story, I mean it ought to be true.

That said I have seen the story or it's variant, a couple of times in the past.
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OH NO its gotta be true! I saw it on the WEB. lol
And they cant put anything on the Internet that isnt true..
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I think I actually first heard a variant of this story before 1995 and was extremely disappointed when I learned from Snopes that it wasn't true. It's still a very funny story though.
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Like... you can believe everything on Snopes?
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