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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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'Fly Me To The Moon' tribute at Neil Armstrong service

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

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 Credit: Reuters
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