Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, was buried at sea today with a full military service.
The ashes of the ‘reluctant’ icon of the 1960s Space Race were transported on the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea and were committed to the Atlantic Ocean.
Yesterday, Armstrong was praised in a memorial service at the National Cathedral as a humble hero who led mankind into space.
In an immensely moment, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy and Armstrong's wife Carol, committed the remains of Neil Armstrong to sea while members of the ceremonial U.S. Navy guard offered a final salute.
After committing her husband’s ashes into the Atlantic Ocean, Mrs Armstrong accepted a triangle-shaped American flag from the captain. Armstrong flew in nearly 80 combat missions for the Navy during the Korean War.