Hundreds gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC Thursday for a memorial service honoring Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became the first person to set foot on the moon.
Among the tributes were Diana Krall's cover of the Frank Sinatra favorite "Fly Me To The Moon".
Another fitting goodbye for the first man to walk on the moon came from the last person to do so, former Astronaut Eugene Cernan.
"Farewell my friend. You have left us far too soon," Cernan said. "God bless you Neil"
Armstrong died august 25th, 43 years after his apollo 11 crew landed on the moon.
With fellow Apollo 11 crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in the packed national cathedral, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said Armstrong should be remembered for more than taking humankind's first small step on a world beyond our own.
"It was courage, grace and humility he displayed throughout his life that lifted him above the stars," Bolden said.
Armstrong was 82, and true to his Navy background was to be buried at sea.
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