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[b]Neil Armstrong Memorial Service Details Announced[/b]
[i]Astronauts Cernan and Collins, singer Diana Krall, other dignitaries scheduled to celebrate life of late astronaut[/i]
Washington National Cathedral announced today that astronauts Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 command module pilot, and Eugene A. Cernan, the Apollo 17 mission commander and last man to walk on the moon, are scheduled to participate in the national memorial service for Neil Armstrong at the Cathedral on Thursday, September 13, at 10 am.
Cernan will join NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., and former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow in offering tributes. Collins will lead prayers.
The popular jazz singer-songwriter Diana Krall is scheduled to sing. Other musicians will include the U.S. Navy Band "Sea Chanters," the Cathedral Choir, and the Metropolitan Opera Brass.
The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, will offer the homily in honoring the life of the first man to walk on the moon, who died August 25.
The service is by invitation, and all seats have been allocated at this time. The service will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online at nasa.gov and nationalcathedral.org.
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