It has been announced that the late Apollo 11 astronaut commander, Neil Armstrong, who became famous in becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon, will be buried at sea. The burial will be made after an official rememberence service to take place at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C. on 13 September.
The Navy-style sea burial will be apt as Armstrong was a US Navy fighter bomber pilot during the Korean War. It is thought that this will be a private family affair. A private memorial service has already been held earlier in September in Cincinati, Ohio, where family, friends and fellow Apollo astonauts attended.