Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea

2012-09-06 22:32
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Cincinnati - Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will be buried at sea.

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

A public memorial service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on 13 September. The service at 10:00 EDT (15:00 GMT) will be broadcast live on Nasa Television and streamed on the websites of the cathedral and space agency.

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 25 August at age 82.

- AP

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