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Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at sea
NBC News ^ | 9/14/12 | Alan Boyle

Posted on 09/15/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT by Libloather

Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at sea
By Alan Boyle
18 hours ago

The cremated remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, were committed to the Atlantic Ocean today, in accordance with the Navy flier's final wish.

**SNIP**

The setting for today's burial-at-sea ceremony on the Navy missile cruiser Philippine Sea, operating out of its Florida homeport, was much more intimate. Armstrong's widow, Carol, played a key role in the proceedings: Assisted by Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul Nagy, she passed the remains overboard, then accepted the folded-up U.S. flag from from the ship's commanding officer, Capt. Steve Shinego.

(Excerpt) Read more at photoblog.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apollo11; armstrong; ashes; buried; neilarmstrong; sea


1 posted on 09/15/2012 8:15:42 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

What moving photos. What joyous but sad as well moving photos. Mrs. Armstrong looks comforted, proud, sad and happy all at once. I’m glad SHE was the one to perform this last act of love. God rest the soul of Neil Armstrong and thank you God for his contribution to his country. He was a humble man who asked for nothing more than to live his life with his family.

Thank you Neil Armstrong for being such a wonderful, strong example of what one can do when they want something bad enough. He did his job and then he moved on. What a GREAT human being.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 8:23:11 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Libloather
In a perfect world, his ashes would have been buried on the Moon! Not an option though.

RIP, Neil Armstrong.

3 posted on 09/15/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Libloather
Rest in Peace, Mr. Armstrong.
Your life personified the meaning of A HERO.
Thank You, SIR!
4 posted on 09/15/2012 8:34:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Libloather


5 posted on 09/15/2012 8:35:01 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: Libloather

That’s sad, because there will now be no permanent marker for his grave.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 8:36:31 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Is there, maybe, a Neil Armstrong Museum, or monument where his story could be told, and Americans could pay their respects to him there?


7 posted on 09/15/2012 8:40:46 AM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile never dies.'')
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To: Salvation

Yes, but look up in the sky and there’s a reminder.

FRegards,
PrairieDawg


8 posted on 09/15/2012 8:40:52 AM PDT by PrairieDawg
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To: Libloather; Salvation

His last wishes needed to be honored. But I, too, wish that he had agreed to be buried somewhere like Arlington cemetery. He was a historic figure, and for the sake of his country and our children, his grave deserved a historic place, a memorial for a great accomplishment,

He was also, to all appearances, a great and good man, who preferred to keep out of the limelight—but perhaps too modest at the end.


9 posted on 09/15/2012 8:44:09 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

Yes there is.

http://www.armstrongmuseum.org/


10 posted on 09/15/2012 8:46:23 AM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: Libloather
RIP Neil Armstrong.

A great American!

11 posted on 09/15/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Libloather

So fitting. He is now part of that blue ocean that gives Earth its distinctive and beautiful blue color as seen from space.


12 posted on 09/15/2012 8:50:36 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Libloather

A memory from the Age of Heroes ...


13 posted on 09/15/2012 8:53:17 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

A giant leap into the heavens.


14 posted on 09/15/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: Libloather

At least NBC News got his name correct this time. It’s Neil Armstrong, and not Neil Young.

Thanks, Neil.


15 posted on 09/15/2012 9:22:23 AM PDT by conservativehoosier
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To: Libloather

It's almost like they are burying the great dream of "Man in Space" with him. It's so sad what has become of that great dream.


16 posted on 09/15/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Libloather

Thank you for posting this.


17 posted on 09/15/2012 9:46:22 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Tanniker Smith
In a perfect world, his ashes would have been buried on the Moon! Not an option though.

Or even released in space. Why not from the Space Station? But then, his family would not have been able to take part in the ceremony, so this suffices.

18 posted on 09/15/2012 10:22:51 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Swede Girl
He is now part of that blue ocean that gives Earth its distinctive and beautiful blue color as seen from space.

What a lovely concept, and didn't he mention that distinctive feature, when he returned from the moon?

19 posted on 09/15/2012 10:24:26 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: KC_Lion

There are no photos of Armstrong on the moon, except for a few taken from a camera mounted on the lunar lander.

All the photos from Apollo 11 are of Aldrin.

Why? Armstrong had the camera, mounted on his chest.


20 posted on 09/15/2012 10:55:51 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Swede Girl

That was a wonderful sentiment. Thank you.


21 posted on 09/15/2012 11:33:08 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: oldbill
Hush!

Don't spoil the moment with facts.

Beside what about the Video Footage of "One Small step for Man"?

22 posted on 09/15/2012 11:47:52 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: SuziQ

He probably didn’t want to have to hitch a ride to the space station on a Russian spaceship.


23 posted on 09/15/2012 12:47:38 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: PogySailor

Thank you; I will soon check it out!


24 posted on 09/15/2012 1:14:53 PM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile never dies.'')
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To: oldbill

http://www.space.com/17308-neil-armstrong-photo-legacy-rare-views.html


25 posted on 09/15/2012 1:19:43 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Libloather
Here's a great photo of three Neils (or Neals):

Neal Stephenson, Neil Armstrong and Neil Gaiman.
If you read the text on the page, Gaiman and Stephenson insisted on sitting in the photo in deference to the #1 Neil.


26 posted on 09/15/2012 4:17:05 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Libloather

No flags at half staff that I know of. The media has almost completely ignored his passing. No documentaries about his life or the moon landing on tv, not even the science channel. This country has pissed on him.


27 posted on 09/17/2012 9:42:58 AM PDT by chessplayer
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