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Mike Collins, Gene Cernan to Speak At Memorial Service for Neil Armstrong Tomorrow

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 12-Sep-2012
Updated: 12-Sep-2012 08:33 PM

NASA will broadcast the public memorial service for Neil Armstrong tomorrow at 10:00 am ET.  Armstrong died last month at the age of 82.

The service is being held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.   The program for the service shows that Mike Collins, command module pilot on the Apollo11 mission, and Apollo 17 commander Gene Cernan both will speak.   NASA administrator Charlie Bolden also will speak.

On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon while Collins orbited overhead.  In 1972, Cernan commanded the last Apollo lunar landing mission, Apollo 17, and was the last human being to walk on the Moon.

NASA's TV coverage will begin at 9:45 am ET.  NASA chief historian Bill Barry will conduct an online chat on Ustream during the service providing more information about the speakers at

A private memorial service was held earlier.


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