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Neil Armstrong, 1st Moonwalker, Buried at Sea (Photos)

Neil Armstrong Buried at Sea: Farewell

NASA/Bill Ingalls

US Navy personnel carry the cremains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

Neil Armstrong Burial at Sea: Ceremony

NASA/Bill Ingalls

US Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy, USS Philippine Sea, and Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, commit the cremains of Neil Armstrong to sea during a burial at sea service held onboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

Neil Armstrong Buried at Sea: Half Mast

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The American flag on the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) is seen at half-mast during a burial at sea service for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25.

Neil Armstrong Buried at Sea: Preparation

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Members of the Navy prepare for the start of the burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 12, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

Neil Armstrong Buried at Sea: Ship

NASA/Bill Ingalls

View looking southeast from the top of the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it heads for the burial at sea service for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

Neil Armstrong Buried at Sea: Family

NASA/Bill Ingalls

June Hoffman, sister of the late Neil Armstrong and Armstrong's sons, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, center, and Mark Armstrong look out from the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it departs Mayport, Fla. for the burial at sea service for Armstrong, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

Neil Armstrong Buried at Sea: Family

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Navy Force Chaplain, Capt. Donald P. Troast, CHC, USN, left, talks with Dean Armstrong, brother of the late Neil Armstrong, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, Neil Armstrong's son, center, and Molly Van Wagenen, Neil Armstrong's step-daughter, from the top of the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it departs Mayport, Fla for the burial at sea service for Armstrong, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Neil Armstrong Burial at Sea: Taps

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Chief Musician for the United States Navy Band, Gunnar Bruning, plays taps during the burial at sea service for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

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