TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Neil Armstrong

Will Be Buried at Sea

9/6/2012 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0905_neil_armstrong_article
Astronaut Neil Armstrong will be buried as far away from outer space as possible ... at the bottom of the ocean -- this according to his family.

The family wouldn't specify when or where the burial at sea will take place.

In case you didn't know, Neil was a Navy fighter pilot before he joined the space program in 1962 -- and burials at sea are common for Navy veterans.

A public memorial for Neil will be held at the Washington National Cathedral next Thursday. A private service has already been held in Ohio, Neil's home state.

 As we reported, Neil died on August 25th. He was 82.

0825_neil_armstrong_remembering_rip

53 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Sin D    

A true hero. Cooler than any rap/rock/celebrity out there.

589 days ago
2.

Elizabeth Alan    

How awesome for it is also a new frontier. God rest his soul.

589 days ago
3.

kitnplayn    

20% of Americans think that Apollo 11 was fake. That would mean that 20% of Americans think Neil Armnstrong was a liar and a con. One-fifth of the population is a lot.

589 days ago
4.

Phishie from Philly    

In a way he is buried in space. RIP Neil Armstrong
..
Phishie from Philly

589 days ago
5.

Buddy The Elf    

He will always be 'the man.'
But please bury the dude its been weeks - gross!

589 days ago
6.

really! really?    

Stupid question.... When people are buried at sea, are they cremated first? If so this sounds like a very peaceful return but if not I'd be worried that I'd be bobbing in the waves with Bin Laden.

589 days ago
7.

OhWell    

The Man Who Perfected
The "Moon Walk"


Eat Your Heart Out
Michael Jackson


R.I.P
Neil Armstrong.

589 days ago
8.

ragu4u    

Maybe he hooked up with "The Neptune Society". Pretty cool idea. Check their website.

589 days ago
9.

billybob    

Wow, what a contrast here at TMZ's: you read about Neil Armstrong, one of the greatest man ever lived and one article below, you get some news about the absolutely useless idiots from Jersey Shore.

I love this country...

589 days ago
10.

Melissa1987    

The same burial Osama was give. Two great heros of our lifetime.

589 days ago
11.

karlito    

Ever America's hero, he's going down to rekill Bin Laden

589 days ago
12.

cjs    

Air, land and sea. Perfect ! RIP Neil.

589 days ago
13.

Minarchian    

Too bad they aren't putting him on the next mission to Mars.

589 days ago
14.

roll3567    

one small step for man...one giant kerplunk for mankind.
#trueherosneverdie

589 days ago
15.

Lmao    

I want a sea burial as well. I know they seem taboo because we don't hear about them often but they make more sense than rotting in a coffin or sitting burnt up on a fireplace mantle. Just think of the life your body can provide to the creatures of the sea, you'll live on through them and the generations that come after them. Neil is immortal now. :)

589 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web