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Clutter = unmade decisions.

I have 545 unmade decisions sitting in my inbox for some reason. As I tried to sort through and keep the ones that are actually needed, and discard the ones that aren't, I came across a few good ones, that while I didn't care to pass on to everyone (you can thank me later) they seemed post-worthy :)

Here is the first one. Maybe I'll post more, or maybe not.

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 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 to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.

In 1938 when he was a kid in a small Midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbour’s yard by the bedroom windows. 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!””

True story.


Yeah, ok I have no idea if it's true, but it's still funny :)

Comments

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bribri22
Sep. 20th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
hehe that was cute!!
sharya
Sep. 20th, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC)
I liked it :P
osoqres
Sep. 20th, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
Yes, I believe it's true. Only because I've heard it before.
Here's another little bit of info.... "One small step for man; One giant leap for mankind" was a flub also. The line he was supposed to say was "One small step for 'A' man; one giant leap for mankind"
I guess he was concentrating on the Mr. Gorsky quote!
sharya
Sep. 20th, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he probably was :P
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