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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Attendees to the memorial service for Neil Armstrong sing a hymnal at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on September 13, 2012.
NASA / Bill Ingalls

Neil Armstrong Remembered... Earlier today, a memorial service for the first man to walk on the Moon was held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Among the dignitaries in attendance were fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins (Armstrong's Apollo 11 crew members), Gene Cernan (the last man to walk on the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972), John Glenn (the first American to orbit the Earth), NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Today's memorial follows a private service that was held by Armstrong's family in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 31.

Neil Armstrong passed away at the age of 82 in Cincinnati on August 25. He will be buried at sea tomorrow.

Neil Armstrong poses for a photo by fellow Apollo 11 crew member Buzz Aldrin inside the Eagle Lunar Module, on July 20, 1969.
NASA / Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.

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