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lastlib

(22,736 posts)
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:08 AM Aug 2012

Neil Armstrong's LAST words from the moon

Everyone remembers Neil Armstrong’s famous first words when he stepped onto the moon’s surface in 1969. But almost no one recalls his last words, spoken as he climbed back into his lunar module. On his way up the ladder, he made the enigmatic statement, “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky!” Most people thought he was making some mysterious reference to someone in the Soviet space program, and reporters went haywire when, after lengthy investigation, they could find no cosmonaut or other space program official named Gorsky. Nor could they find anyone in the American space program by that name. NASA officials were equally baffled by the remark. For almost thirty years, the statement stood as an unsolve mystery of the historic Apollo 11 flight.

Then, after nearly three decades of silence about the matter, Neil Armstrong himself finally explained it. When he was growing up as a child in Wapakoneta, Ohio, his next-door neighbors were a couple named Gorsky. When Armstrong spoke up to reveal the answer to the mystery, both Mr. Gorsky and his wife had recently passed away, and Armstrong had waited until they were both deceased to spare them any embarrassment before he disclosed the explanantion.

One day, Neil and his younger brother were playing baseball in their back yard, when a ball sailed over Neil’s head and rolled into the Gorsky’s yard, just outside their bedroom window. Neil ran over to retrieve it, and as he stood under the window, he heard Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky arguing loudly inside. As he picked 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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rug

(82,333 posts)
8. The answer is in here.
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:07 PM
Aug 2012
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mission_trans/AS11_PAO.PDF

Page 337: EAGLE Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed. CAPCOM Roger, Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.

Page 382: ARMSTRONG I'm going to step off the LM now. ARMSTRONG That's one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.
ARMSTRONG As the -The surface is fineand powdery. I can -I can pick it up loosely, with my tIt does adhere in fine layers like powdered charcoal to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fractionof an inch. Maybe an eighth of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine sandy particles. CAPCOM Neil, this is Houston. We're copying.

Somwhere further in are his last words standing on the moon. While I was looking I read Nixon's telephone call and got sick.


TrogL

(32,818 posts)
13. And we got about, I'd say, twenty pounds of carefully selected, if not documented, samples
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:18 PM
Aug 2012

pg. 410


The last thing said on the moon is apparently "50 blanks" whatever that means. Pg. 459 half way down

Jeff In Milwaukee

(13,992 posts)
15. I thought it was, "Did I leave the curling iron on?"
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 01:02 PM
Aug 2012

No, wait. Those would be my wife's last words from the moon.

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