Charlotte (North Carolina): NASA will hold a public memorial service on September 13 to honour the life and career of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on Moon, which will be attended by top government officials and astronauts.

The memorial service would be held at historic Washington National Cathedral, which is known as the spiritual home for the nation, NASA announced. Dignitaries, community and political leaders, members of the Armstrong family and members of the NASA family, including current and former astronauts, will pay respects to the first man to walk on the moon, who died August 25.

Washington National Cathedral is a historic landmark symbolising the role of faith in America, and its iconography tells the stories that have shaped the nation's identity.

Armstrong, along with fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, presented the National Cathedral with a moon rock brought back during their Apollo 11 mission.

The presentation took place in a July 21, 1974 service commemorating the fifth anniversary of the first lunar landing.

The iconic Space Window that later would display the sliver of lunar rock also was dedicated at that service.


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