The first human to walk on the moon
Neil Armstrong obituary
In 1969 astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, U.S. Navy pilot, test pilot, and university professor. It is fitting that on the day of Armstrong's funeral service there will be a blue moon which occurs when there's a second full moon in one calendar month. It won't happen again until July 2015.
Blue moon seen around the globe
Aug. 31, 2012 An American flag flies at half-staff in honor of the passing of Neil Armstrong, in front of the rising blue moon at a baseball park in Richmond. Dean Hoffmeyer / AP Related Content READ: What is a blue moon? READ: Blue moon coincides with Neil Armstrong service
Armstrong Burial at Sea
US Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy, USS Philippine Sea, and Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, commit the cremated remains 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.