A piper marked the Scottish roots of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, when he played at his memorial service today.
Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut who was the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon, has died at the age of 82.
The former US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82.
In 1970 Patrick Moore interviewed astronaut Neil Armstrong about his Moon visit on the BBC's Sky At Night.
He asked the Apollo 11 mission commander about what it was like on the Moon and if he could foresee scientific bases there.
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.
More pictures are available on NASA's Flickr page.
Neil Armstrong's memorial service included the Navy hymn "Eternal Father Strong To Save" and the Frank Sinatra standard "Fly Me To The Moon" performed by Grammy-winning jazz performer Diana Krall.
"Fly me to the moon, let me swing among those stars, let me see what spring is like, on Jupiter and Mars," Krall sang as she accompanied herself on a piano.
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.
Former NASA astronaut Charles F. Bolden, Jr described the moment mission control waited to hear Neil Armstrong's now famous words from the moon.
He saluted "a brave and humble servant who never stopped dreaming, never stopped working to make those dreams a reality."
You can watch the full Neil Armstrong Memorial Service live on NASA TV here.
A programme of the service is available to download here.
Captain Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Mission Commander, said Neil Armstrong was a "world icon, a nation hero of unimaginable proportion, and a legend whose name will live in history long after all here today have been forgotten."
A service is being held in Washington to pay tribute to Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon.
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.