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Good Luck Mr. Gorsky

Good Luck Mr. Gorsky
 
 
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 his Mr. Gorsky had just died.  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!” 
Neil Armstrong’s family confirmed that this is a true story.
 
 
                                                           Andy Purvis
                                                      www.purvisbooks.com  

 

3 Comments to Good Luck Mr. Gorsky:

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top ten resume writing services on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:08 AM
I would feel bad for Mr. Gorsky if he waited for 30 years just to make love with his wife. I guess that Neil felt bad, too, that is why he walked on the moon. That was an amazing story. I just wanted to know what happened to Mr. Gorsky and his wife, did they do it or what? I think that it was a great that Neil only answered who Mr. Gorsky was when he is already gone, otherwise, he might be more popular than the actual man who walked on the moon.
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Anonymous on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:03 PM
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ukbestessay on Friday, December 21, 2018 7:41 AM
I love this story. Who would have thought that the boy next door, who was only playing around the neighborhood with his friends and his baseball, would be the first man to ever be on the moon. This may be a simple story for everyone, but this can also serve as an inspiration for every person in the world. Dream, this may be like the moon, far and almost impossible to attain, but as what a famous quote has said, "nothing is impossible". A young boy playing in his backyard landed on the moon, and I believe that you will too, land on your dreams. Just keep believing and work hard for it.
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