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The Associated Press is reporting that a private memorial service will be held in Cincinnati on Friday.
A private service is planned in Cincinnati on Friday for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

The Ohio native died Saturday in Cincinnati at age 82. No other information was released immediately about the service, other than that it would be private.

There have been preliminary discussions about a national memorial service for Armstrong, who often shunned publicity in the decades after his historic mission, but a family spokesman said there were no details yet.

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The Armstrong Air and Space Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio will host a "Wink at the Moon" public tribute on Wednesday (Aug. 29) at 7:30 p.m. CDT.
Gather at the museum Wednesday evening for brief remarks, a moment of reflection, and an opportunity to collectively wink at the moon to honor the first man to walk on the moon.

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The White House release
Presidential Proclamation - Death of Neil Armstrong

Death Of Neil Armstrong

By The President Of The United States Of America

A Proclamation

As a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

Barack Obama

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neilarmonstronginfo.com
Statement Regarding Memorials

To everyone who has so graciously remembered Neil Armstrong:

The outpouring of condolences and kind wishes from around the world overwhelms us and we appreciate it more than words can express.

Many have asked if a memorial has been designated. If anyone wishes to make a memorial in his name, we suggest, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to one of these worthy organizations:

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative
PO Box 5202
Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202

Telluride Foundation
Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund
620 E. Colorado, Suite 106
PO Box 4222
Telluride, CO 81435

Thank you.

The Family of Neil Armstrong

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A local councillor in Langholm in the south of Scotland, which in 1972 granted Neil Armstrong the freedom of the town, has called for the town to do something to commemorate Neil, the BBC reports.
"We should have a very special day to remember the man because he was the only Freeman of the burgh of Langholm ever put in place," he said.

He hoped the event could be hosted in the town's parish church later this year to honour "a famous son of the Armstrongs" in their traditional stronghold.

The MSP for Dumfriesshire has also submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament commemorating the life and achievements of Mr Armstrong and his connections with Langholm.

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Kennedy Space Center release
Kennedy Space Center Honors Neil Armstrong Friday

Kennedy Space Center will hold a ceremony to honor former test pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong at 1 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 31, at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana will lead the ceremony.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center release
Friday, August 31: Remembering Neil Armstrong

Please join us at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. on Friday, August 31, 2012, at 9 a.m. as we remember American astronaut, Neil Armstrong.

We will gather in Apollo Courtyard around the Saturn V moon rocket to honor Mr. Armstrong’s legacy and celebrate his accomplished life and monumental contributions to space exploration.

Following a brief ceremony, visitors will be invited to participate in the release of red, white and blue balloons around the Saturn V rocket in memory of Armstrong.

There is no charge for this event and the public is invited to attend.

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There's a Lunar Module mockup at where Armstrong took his first flight, in Warren, Ohio:
"This was just beautiful and it brings attention to his roots in Warren and Trumbull County. That's where he took his first flight and that's pretty awesome," said Warren Mayor Doug Franklin.

Armstrong sanctioned very few things in his name, but many said the Lunar Module Memorial was important to him.

The site was developed by the Perich family. Linda Perich Carpenter, who envisioned the site, and her daughter, Olivia Simpson, worked to get the memorial together.

"It was very important to Neil. That's why he came to this sight in 2003 to dedicate it, because he wanted the children to know that you can come to Warren, Ohio and go to the moon. That anything was possible," Simpson said.

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Neil Armstrong remembered: Family, NASA memorials honor first man on the moon

The late astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, will be memorialized in ceremonies around the country on Friday (Aug. 31).

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I suggest a moment of silence for the cS community in remembrance of Neil Armstrong at 11AM EDT. (To coincide with the memorial service that is scheduled to begin at that time).

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Where is Armstrong's grave going to be? I've searched here but couldn't find anything stating where it's going to be.

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As noted in the article:
President Barack Obama ordered flags be flown at half mast on the day Armstrong was interred, although when that will occur and where the late moonwalker will be laid to rest is not yet public.

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Neil Armstrong Family Memorial Service

Photos from the Aug. 31, 2012 private memorial service celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong held at the Camargo Club in Cincinnati. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Above: A memorial tribute from the Smithsonian Institution is seen at the entrance.

Above: Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard from Washington, DC present the Colors.

Above: U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks.

Above: Eric "Rick" Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, speaks.

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Above: Mark Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, speaks.

Above: Piper Van Wagenen, one of Neil Armstrong's grandchildren, speaks.

Above: Piper Van Wagenen, one of Neil Armstrong's grandchildren, is seen during preparation for the memorial service.

Above: Businessman and friend of Neil Armstrong, Charles Mechem, speaks.

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Above: Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, and Piper Van Wagenen, one of his 10 grandchildren, are seen during the memorial service.

Above: Sen. John Glenn and his wife Annie.

Above: Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.

Above: Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell, former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin, John Glenn, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

Above: Michael Collins, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

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Above: U.S. Navy F/A-18 jets from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 and Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, from Naval Air Station Oceana (Va.) fly in a "Missing Man" formation.

Above: The Hamilton Co. (OH) Sheriff's Office bagpipe corps concludes the memorial service.

Above: A photograph of Neil Armstrong as a young man is displayed on a table.

Above: A photograph of Neil Armstrong as a young man is displayed on a table.

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NASA release
NASA Administrator Statement on Neil Armstrong Memorial Service

Today, we pay tribute to a pioneering American; an explorer, a patriot and an individual who, with 'one small step,' achieved an impossible dream. Family, friends and colleagues of Neil's gathered to reflect on his extraordinary life and career, and offer thanks for the many blessings he shared with us along the way.

His remarkable achievements will be forever remembered, and his grace and humility will always be admired. As we take the next giant leap forward in human exploration of our vast universe, we stand on the shoulders of this brave, reluctant hero. Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon paved the way for others to be the 'first' to step foot on another planet. We have an obligation to carry on this uniquely American legacy.

A grateful nation offers praise and salutes a humble servant who answered the call and dared to dream.

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Neil Armstrong Tribute at Space & Rocket Center

Photo from the Aug. 31, 2012 tribute to Neil Armstrong held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. In attendance were Owen Garriott, Jan Davis and Fred Leslie. (Credit: USSRC)

Neil Armstrong Ceremony at Kennedy Space Center

Photo from the Aug. 31, 2012 ceremony held in remembrance of Neil Armstrong at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Center director Robert Cabana led the brief event inside the Apollo/Saturn V Center. (Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

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From our updated article:
According to NASA, planning is underway for a national service to be held Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C., although no other details have been released.
Sept. 12 is the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's address at Rice University when he said, "We choose to go to the moon."

Looking at the shots from this morning's memorial service in Cincinnati, notable among the attendees were:

  • Buzz Aldrin
  • Bill Anders
  • Alan Bean
  • Gene Cernan
  • Michael Collins
  • Joe Engle
  • John Glenn
  • Dick Gordon
  • Jim Lovell
  • Jim McDivitt
  • Tom Stafford

  • Dan Goldin
  • Mike Griffin
  • Charlie Bolden

  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • James Hansen

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We are putting together a tribute of our own for Neil and we want to thank all of the folks from collectSPACE who have helped us out so far. We asked you to send in the local papers front pages, headlines and articles from all over the country and you really came through for us. Papers continue to come in and we appreciate each and every one. They will be laminated and put together in a giant scrap book that our visitors can page through to see how he was remembered throughout the country.

If anyone has a paper that they would like to send, mail it to:

Southern Co. Space Museum & Learning Center
P.O. Box 204
Westcliffe, CO. 81252

...and we will include your name as a donor that helped make the book possible. Thanks again for all the help.

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Thank you for these pictures. Although such a sad day as much as to see those immortals as old men as for the reason of their gathering, it is a life well led that we honour and aspire to.

All of us who keep the dream alive by talking about it and enthusing about it to all and sundry, should be re-inspired by the realisation the torch is truly being passed on.

Per Ardua Ad Astra

(I believe Dave Scott is also in the crowd to the rear on left.)

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Ironically August 31st will have a "Blue Moon." For those of you who are not familiar with the term it is when there are two full Moon's within the same month. This event won't occur again till the year 2015. A somewhat rare event that has spawned numerous songs and most appropriate for a rare individual. Tonight take a look up at the "Blue Moon" and remember.

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I see from the pictures of the private memorial that Neil deGrasse Tyson was also in the crowd (just behind where John Glenn was sitting). I'm glad he was invited to attend along with the many others there.

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Originally posted by star61:
(I believe Dave Scott is also in the crowd to the rear on left.)
I'm not seeing Scott. I haven't seen any statement from him, either, which sort of surprises me since he and Neil were Gemini 8 crewmates.

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WLWT (Cincinnati) has a clip of Gene Cernan and Jim Lovell at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center this morning, as well as footage from outside the memorial service.

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Dave Scott, thought it is him six places behind Dick Gordon. On second look not so sure, but appearances can be deceiving of course.

Would be surprised as well if he wasn't there.

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Several people who attended the ceremony have said they did not see David Scott among the attendees.

Harrison Schmitt and Rusty Schweickart were there.

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Well I guess I must be mistaken. But just one more I have to ask. On the farthest right of the image, looks seriously like singer Andy Williams! A great golf fan of course. Not important I know, but interested to know if it is.

I think it is nice and fitting if some other than aviation/space people were there. If I am wrong on this one I will visit the opticians pronto.

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NASA release
NASA to Honor Neil Armstrong at National Cathedral

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other dignitaries will attend a public memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral to honor the life and career of astronaut Neil Armstrong on Thursday, Sept. 13. The memorial will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online by the agency's and National Cathedral's websites.

The service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) at the historic cathedral, which is known as the spiritual home for the nation. Dignitaries, community and political leaders, members of the Armstrong family and members of the NASA family, including current and former astronauts, will pay respects to the first man to walk on the moon, who died Aug. 25.

A very limited number of seats will be made available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending must contact Christine Peterson.

Details regarding the service and participants will be released as plans are finalized.

Washington National Cathedral is a historic landmark symbolizing the role of faith in America, and its iconography tells the stories that have shaped the nation’s identity. Armstrong, along with fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, presented the National Cathedral with a moon rock brought back during their Apollo 11 mission. The presentation took place in a July 21, 1974 service commemorating the fifth anniversary of the first lunar landing. The iconic Space Window that later would display the sliver of lunar rock also was dedicated at that service.

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Neil Armstrong's interment will be at sea, on a date still to be determined. No other details are available at this time.

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A shame he can't be buried at the Sea ... of Tranquility.

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Neil Armstrong, who stood on moon's Sea of Tranquility, to be buried at sea

The late astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man to step on the moon, will be buried at sea, NASA has confirmed.

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Yahoo Sports reports that the Purdue football team has come up with a helmet sticker honoring Armstrong. He is in a spacesuit, planting a Purdue flag. Purdue will affix the stickers to the players' helmets.

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I am guessing that Armstrong did not wish his grave to become some type of shrine

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I have met a number of naval aviators in my career; this final request does not surprise me. I would not read a lot into it other than he loved the sea.

As far as any shrine or now, memorial, goes, there is already such in the form of the Armstrong Museum in Wapakoneta Ohio. I would assume that a plaque or display of some sort will describe his burial at sea.

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Yahoo Sports reports that the Purdue football team has come up with a helmet sticker honoring Armstrong.
WOW, the stuff never stops! PU plays at ND tomorrow (as you all know and have already read!). But it's going to take a lot more than a helmet sticker to beat ND at home!

But it's a GREAT idea and whoever came up with it is to be heartily congratulated! They should make them to SELL... since my chances of getting into the visitor's locker room to steal a helmet is not likely.

The burial at sea: as was observed, I think Armstrong really, really thought about his final resting place, and his choice meets a whole lot of his wishes. Good for him!

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Just wondered why there was no reaction whatsoever from Janet Sharron, the ex-wife of Neil Armstrong, to his death. Is she still alive? Hope they didn't separate on bad terms which would explain the lack of her reaction.

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I may be wrong, but I suspect the grey haired lady stood between Neil's sons in the memorial congregation photo is Janet.

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You're right Rick, she was interviewed a couple of years ago for a TV programme and its definitely her.

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Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center release
Cosmosphere to Host Live Streaming Video of Armstrong Memorial

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other dignitaries will attend a public memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral to honor the life and career of astronaut Neil Armstrong on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. (CDT). The memorial will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online by the agency's and National Cathedral's websites.

The Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center will open the Discovery Classroom and welcome those who wish to gather and share in this memorial service. Following the memorial, guests are welcome to sign the Memorial Book for Neil Armstrong, located in the Cosmosphere Hall of Space Museum, next to the Apollo 11 Moon Rock Exhibit.

The Moon rock — returned by Armstrong's Apollo 11 crew — is on loan to the Cosmosphere from the NASA Lunar Sample Display Program, Johnson Space Center Education and Information Services ranch, office of Public Affairs. The Moon rock has been here since 1986, mounted in a nitrogen-case security vault.

During the national memorial service, dignitaries, community and political leaders, members of the Armstrong family and members of the NASA family, including current and former astronauts, will pay respects to the first man to walk on the Moon, who died Aug. 25.

Washington National Cathedral is a historic landmark symbolizing the role of faith in America, and its iconography tells the stories that have shaped the nation's identity. Armstrong, along with fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, presented the National Cathedral with a Moon rock brought back during their Apollo 11 mission. The presentation took place in a July 21, 1974 service commemorating the fifth anniversary of the first lunar landing. The iconic Space Window that later would display the sliver of lunar rock also was dedicated at that service.

The Cosmosphere is home to the world's largest collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts anywhere outside the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC, or Moscow. For more than 27 years, the Cosmosphere has provided internationally acclaimed space education camps for children and adults.

The Cosmosphere is located at 1100 N. Plum in Hutchinson.

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The Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton will show the live NASA TV broadcast of the public memorial service for Neil Armstrong at Washington National Cathedral in its IMAX theater. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. EDT.


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