First man on the moon goes to sea: He was the first man on the moon, but Neil Armstrong was a Navy man first. Armstrong’s way of reflecting that may be his burial: He wanted to be buried at sea. And the Navy is quick to respect that wish. Beyond his years in the Navy, Armstrong also found himself in the middle of the ocean after his spacecraft landed — something that may take significant with the burial. ”It’s how he knew he was finished,” said Jim Lovell, a former astronaut and close friend. “It’s how he knew his work was done.” (photo via thepaigefamily on Flickr — it’s a statue of Armstrong at Purdue university)
Next to space, the ocean is the most wondrous and mysterious place available to explore for us Earthlings. Great choice, Neil. It suits you.
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