Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea

September 6, 2012

(AP)—Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will be buried at sea.

A family spokesman said Thursday no other details on the timing or the location of the burial were available. Armstrong was a Navy fighter pilot before joining the .

A public memorial service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Sept. 13. The 10 a.m. service will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the websites of the cathedral and . It will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. But reservations still must be made through NASA.

A private service was held in Ohio for Armstrong, who died Aug. 25 at age 82.

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Dan_K
1 / 5 (3) Sep 07, 2012
Yet another minor thing that makes me wonder whether we did go to the moon in 69 or not. Armstrong avoided the press all his life, and now wants to be buried so that no one can even visit his grave... The only real reasoning that fits for this is one of shame. Someone also suggested to me that perhaps he's afraid that one day his bones will be exhumed and tested to prove he never went through the vanallen belts... or possibly even never experienced the bone loss of weightlessness. Who knows...
OZGuy
not rated yet Sep 07, 2012
Dan_K. That is disrespectful and you should be ashamed of yourself!
ValeriaT
1 / 5 (1) Sep 07, 2012
Before some time the Holy Church claimed, it's disrespectful to ask the questions about existence of world and to put the questions, which only God can solve - and we all know, what happened next. What is disrespectful in one epoch may become rational or even necessary in another.

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