The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, will be buried at sea. The astronaut was a Navy fighter pilot before joining the space program. He flew 78 combat missions off an aircraft carrier during the Korean War. Mr Armstrong asked to be buried from an aircraft carrier.
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.