Astronauts among dignitaries at Armstrong service
CINCINNATI (AP) – Fellow space pioneers including two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission mourned and celebrated Neil Armstrong as a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized upon his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon.
Hundreds of people attended a closed service Friday at a private suburban Cincinnati club. A national memorial service has been scheduled for Sept. 12 in Washington, although no other details have been released.
Armstrong died Saturday at age 82.