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    Here is a TRUE anecdote about Neil Armstrong…

    When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famous “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” statement but followed it by several remarks, usual communication traffic between him, the other astronauts and Mission Control. Just before he re-entered the lander, however, he made this 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 FL, 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 finally died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.

    When he was a kid, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball, which landed in the front of his neighbor’s bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. & 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!”

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    Ik was 13 en op vakantie op Texel op een boerderij. Om 6 uur ’s ochtends zouden we op de TV van de boer de eerste stappen mogen zien. Armstrong was eerder uitgestapt. De herinnering aan die warme ochtend de vakantiegangers en de boerenfamilie rond de gammele zwartwit TV van eind jaren zestig is sterk.

    Als ik de film Apollo 13 zie hangt dat sterk aan de maanlanding.
    Fantastische tijd.

    De VS maakt nog steeds gebruik van deze periode.
    Dat is dan weer minder goed.


    Mooi verhaal @Bullie#1

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    During November 1995, a clever (and slightly risqué) story was widely circulated on the Internet concerning a statement Neil is supposed to have made during the Apollo 11 EVA. At the suggestion of several readers, let me state that Neil never said “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky” at any time during the mission. Indeed, on November 28, 1995, Neil wrote for the ALSJ, “I understand that the joke is a year old. I first heard it in California delivered by (comedian) Buddy Hackett”.]

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