Neil Armstrong memorial

NASA astronauts, political leaders and members of the Armstrong family will attend a public memorial today for Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died on August 25.

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A country's tribute to the first man on the moon

Neil Armstrong pictured in 2010
Neil Armstrong pictured in 2010 Credit: Reuters

NASA astronauts, political leaders and members of the Armstrong family will attend a public memorial today for Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died on August 25.

The service will be held at Washington National Cathedral , which is known as the spiritual home for the nation.

Neil Armstrong smiles in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk
Neil Armstrong smiles in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk Credit: Reuters

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Celebrities pay their respects to Neil Armstrong

Celebrities used Twitter to pay their respects to Neil Armstrong, including Simon Pegg, Richard Branson and Jamie Bell.

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Just heard Neil Armstrong took the giant leap. RIP a true modern hero and conqueror of the moon. Will be ever remembered.

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RIP Neil Armstrong. My first inspiration to try to make space travel possible for all. A hero for anyone who looks to the stars & dreams

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Very moved at the news of Neil Armstrong. Inspired me constantly through my life. Once more he's slipped the heavenly bonds of earth. #RIP

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