Friends, family and fellow astronauts gathered in a private funeral ceremony in Ohio. Reflecting Neil Armstrong’s private nature, the late-morning funeral was by invitation only at the exclusive Camargo Club. A public memorial is planned for September 12 in Washington DC.
Four US Navy F-18 Hornet Fighter Jets flew over in the traditional “missing man” formation.
His wife Carol, two sons Rick and Mark, and ten grandchildren survive Armstrong.
Fellow lunar astronauts James Lovell and Eugene Cernan helped launch a charity in Armstrong’s memory at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre. Armstrong’s family has requested donations be made to the charity, in lieu of flowers.