Neil Armstrong Will Be Buried at Sea

9/6/2012 10:20 AM PDT

Neil Armstrong Will Be Buried at Sea

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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.