Neil Armstrong Buried at Sea -- all photos: NASA/Bill Ingalls

June Hoffman, sister of the late Neil Armstrong and Armstrong's sons, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, center, and Mark Armstrong look out from the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it departs Mayport, Fla. for the burial at sea service for Armstrong, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

Members of the Navy prepare for the start of the burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 12, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

Neil Armstrong Buried at Sea

Members of the US Navy ceremonial guard hold an American flag over the cremains of Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander and the first person to walk on the moon, during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Service

Members of the US Navy are seen during the burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong.

 

Reading

Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, June Hoffman, Neil Armstrong's sister, and other family members are seen bowing their heads during the Armstrong burial at sea service.

Family Flag

US Navy Captain Steve Shinego, commanding officer of the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), presents the US flag to Carol Armstrong following the burial at sea service for her husband.

Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, and other family members are seen bowing their heads during the Armstrong burial at sea service.

Final Salute

Members of the US Navy salute in honor of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during his burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

Navy Force Chaplain, Capt. Donald P. Troast, CHC, USN speaks during a burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong.

Family members and members of the US Navy are seen during the burial at sea service.

A US Navy firing squad fires three volleys.

US Navy personnel carry the cremains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.

US Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy, USS Philippine Sea, and Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, commit the cremains of Neil Armstrong to sea during a burial at sea service.
US Navy Captain Steve Shinego, commanding officer of the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), comforts Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, after she committed Armstrong's cremains to sea.
The American flag on the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) is seen at half-mast during a burial at sea service for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Neil Armstrong Burial at Sea: Taps

Chief Musician for the United States Navy Band, Gunnar Bruning, plays taps during the burial at sea service