The nation bid farewell to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap onto the moon, on Thursday.
The powerful of Washington, the pioneers of space joined the public at the Washington National Cathedral for a public interfaith memorial for the very private astronaut.
Armstrong, who died in August at the age of 82, walked on the moon in July 1969.
Apollo 11 crewmates Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins and Mercury astronaut John Glenn were at the church, which includes a moon rock embedded in its stained glass windows.
Singer Diana Krall was scheduled to sing "Fly Me To The Moon."
The service included excerpts from a speech 50 years ago by John F. Kennedy about why America was sending astronauts to the moon.
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