National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration is set to pay tributes to Neil Armstrong.A number of dignitaries including NASA’s Adminstrator Charles Bolden will attend a memorial meeting at the Washinghton’s National Cathedral to honour him on September 13.
“The memorial will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online by the agency’s and National Cathedral’s websites”,said a NASA’s communiqué.
The memorial event is slated to start at 10 a.m.at the historic cathedral,a spiritual home for the USA. 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.
Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, U.S. Navy pilot, test pilot, and university professor.
Born: August 5, 1930, Wapakoneta
Died: August 25, 2012, Cincinnati
Space missions: Gemini 8, Apollo 11
Children: Eric Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Karen Armstrong
Education: University of Southern California(1970), Purdue University (1947–1955), Blume High School (1947)