Something you may not have known...
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 of people.
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 neighbour's yard by their bedroom window.
His neighbours 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!"
While some may claim Neil Armstrong's family had confirmed this is a true story, a number of online site’s have labelled it as simply an urban legend.
One such site – snopes.com Rumour Has It – said that this legend, seemingly an obvious joke, began circulating on the Internet in mid-1995 and was picked up by the media a few months later.
“The inclusion of specific details (e.g. the name of Armstrong's neighbour, the date of the press conference on which he revealed the meaning of his remark) apparently led some to believe the farcical story might have some truth to it. At its most basic level, this tale is a humorous anecdote that plays on the stereotypical portrayal of Jewish wives as reluctant to engage in recreational sex.”