The cremated remains of Apollo 11 astronaut
Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, were
committed to the Atlantic Ocean today (September 15, 2012), in accordance with the
Navy flier's final wish.
Armstrong, who took that historic "one small step" onto the
lunar surface in July 1969, died at the age of 82 on Aug. 25,
after suffering complications from heart surgery.
In the above photo, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul
Nagy and Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, commit the
cremated remains of the American astronaut to sea during a
service held onboard the USS Philippine Sea in the Atlantic