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IN PHOTOS: Neil Armstrong now rests at sea

Last updated on: September 15, 2012 22:59 IST

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The remains of legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on Moon, were buried at the Atlantic Ocean in a ceremony aboard a US Navy cruiser.

The cremated remains of the astronaut, who died at 82 in August 25, were rested at the sea after a public memorial attended by hundreds of mourners.

Armstrong's cremated remains were sent into the Atlantic Ocean during a burial-at-sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea, NASA said.

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Image: Members of the US Navy ceremonial guard hold an American flag over the remains of Neil Armstrong in the Atlantic Ocean
Photographs: Reuters

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The ceremony was attended by his wife Carol Armstrong, according to CNN.

A day before his internment at sea, an inter-faith meeting was held for him at the Washington National Cathedral, attended by about 2,500 people, including Armstrong's Apollo 11 crewmates Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

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Image: Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, commits the remains of Armstrong to sea during a burial at sea service held onboard the USS Philippine Sea in the Atlantic Ocean
Photographs: Reuters

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The memorial service at the cathedral also brought together dignitaries, community and political leaders, Armstrong's family members, and members of the NASA family, including current and former astronauts.

 


Image: Family members of late Neil Armstrong and members of the US Navy are seen during the burial at sea service
Photographs: Reuters
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