Neil Armstrong memorial

A public memorial service is being held at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC to honour the life of the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong.

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Neil Armstrong buried at sea

Neil Armstrong is buried at sea. Credit: NASA

Neil Amstrong, the first man on the moon, was buried at sea today.

Members of the U.S. Navy ceremonial guard held an American flag over the remains of the Apollo 11 astronaut during the burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), in the Atlantic Ocean.

US Navy Captain Steve Shinego comforts Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong. Credit: NASA
Family members of the late Neil Armstrong and members of the US Navy pictured during the burial at sea service. Credit: NASA

More pictures are available on NASA's Flickr page.

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Neil Armstrong's lunar pilot reads prayer at memorial service

Michael Collins read a traditional Celtic prayer at Neil Armstrong's service today. Credit: NASA

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins read a prayer at the memorial service today.

Below he is seen pictured alongside Armstrong in a NASA photograph from 1969.

Left to right: Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, lunar module pilot. Credit: NASA

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