Re: The Mr. Gorsky Joke
I have to tell you that the "Mr. Gorsky" story is actually not true at
all. The story is completely ephemeral, made up by comedian Buddy Hackett
as part of his stand-up routine.
Woody Smith NASA HQ WWW Curator: Following quote from the Apollo Lunar Surface
Journal: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a11/ "One small step":
During November 1995, a clever (and rather 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,
"I understand that the joke is a year old. I first heard it in
California delivered by (comedian) Buddy Hackett."
--Information provided by Jerry Stone, email@example.com
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