Astronaut Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea

Discussion in 'Americas' started by David James, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. David James

    David James BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    541
    Ratings:
    +0 / 743 / -0
    Astronaut Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea


    The remains of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon, will be buried at sea as the American hero had wished, family spokesman Rick Miller said on Thursday.


    Neil Armstrong with X-15 aircraft. [Photo: Huanqiu.com]
    Armstrong was a navy fighter pilot before becoming a NASA astronaut, Miller said.

    But the spokesman failed to disclose the exact location for the burial, and said that details are still being worked out.

    Armstrong, an Ohio native, passed away on Aug. 25 in Cincinnati at age 82, following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

    U.S. President Barack Obama lamented the death of Armstrong, calling him a man "among the greatest of American heroes -- not just of his time, but of all time."

    A private funeral service for family, friends and several politicians was conducted for the first man on the moon on August 31 at a golf club in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill.

    A public memorial service is scheduled to be held on September 13 at the Washington National Cathedral, with live video coverage streamed on NASA television and online at nasa.gov and nationalcathedral.org.

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, active and retired astronauts, VIPs and others in mourning are expected to turn up for next week's memorial.

    The Apollo 11 commander could have been buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery as Apollo 12 commander Charles Conrad, also a navy veteran, was in 1999.

    But Arlington National Cemetery was not the best choice for Armstrong, who wished to be buried at sea, Miller said.

    The family spokesman said that detailed arrangements of the sea burial are supposed to be worked out on the next week's public memorial.

    It may take weeks to arrange the sea burial as the U.S. Navy has its own procedures to bury navy veterans. There are several ports available for boarding in Virginia, Florida, California, Washington and Hawaii.

    In traditional U.S. navy services for sea burial, a coffin or urn carrying vet remains will be lowered into the sea, or the remains are directly cast into the sea, amid the escort of an honor guard, cannon or gun fire, and resting horns, both of which are regarded as the highest honor for a navy veteran.

    Astronaut Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea - China.org.cn
     
  2. somebozo

    somebozo BANNED

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    15,319
    Ratings:
    +6 / 14,740 / -8
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Saudi Arabia
    Neil Armstrong join the ranks with Osama Binladen??
    Greatest america hero vs greatest american enemy?
     
  3. blackops

    blackops SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    2,605
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,324 / -0
    Dear Bozo,
    Its not the American state who is burying Mr Strong in the sea but his family members as it was his wish

    Thank you
     
  4. Ziras

    Ziras FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    14,878
    Ratings:
    +0 / 14,928 / -0
    Neil ARmstrong and Osma Bin Laden will happily live ever after :tongue:
     
  5. ajtr

    ajtr BANNED

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,358
    Ratings:
    +0 / 7,674 / -0
    USA should give him the honour of burying him at moon.
     
  6. Ziras

    Ziras FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    14,878
    Ratings:
    +0 / 14,928 / -0
    or send him into orbit..
    its better than drowning him :lol:
     
  7. Executioner

    Executioner FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    420
    Ratings:
    +0 / 154 / -0
    Neil Armstrong, a great man, the giant of mankind ,a space pioneer, a reluctant hero and a man who bore with dignity the burden of being a national icon.:tup:
     
  8. Wright

    Wright SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,320
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,328 / -0
    Yup those men put their lives in the hands of computers with the power of modern calculators.

    Respect.
     
  9. newdelhinsa

    newdelhinsa BANNED

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,923
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,417 / -2
    You people can troll on someone's last wish and Burial ? :tdown:
     
  10. Abdi-Karim Elmi

    Abdi-Karim Elmi FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    456
    Ratings:
    +0 / 332 / -0
    I cant believe we are buring him in the sea. Why not make a White house style grave for Neil :cry:
     
  11. Peregrine

    Peregrine SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,686
    Ratings:
    +0 / 3,109 / -0
    How will he be buried at sea? Just dump his corpse in water or spread his ashes?
     
  12. IndoUS

    IndoUS SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Messages:
    3,248
    Ratings:
    +0 / 2,187 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    United States
    He should get a burial in space like that guy who discovered Pluto.
     
  13. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy ELITE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Messages:
    28,435
    Ratings:
    +49 / 51,415 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Despicable people, this is a great man who served all of humanity and you are using this opportunity to make cheap comments at his expense.

    Pathetic.
     
  14. Peregrine

    Peregrine SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,686
    Ratings:
    +0 / 3,109 / -0
    How exactly did he serve the humanity? Please enlighten me.
     
  15. Wright

    Wright SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,320
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,328 / -0
    Being the first man on the moon, and taking that risk to be the first. He was a pioneer, no different then Chuck yeager or Yuri.

    So he is respected by those who value human achievements. Going to the moon is the greatest human achievement yet. Mans ability to overcome nature and achieve the impossible is in my opinion the greatest attribute of our species.

    Interestingly it took ony 66 years from the first powered flight, to get man to the moon.

    Of course some cultures value other things. So Its relative.