Boehner attends service for 'American hero' Neil Armstrong

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden also attended the service, which NASA live-streamed, along with other former NASA and military service members. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) were also there, and tweeted their respects.

Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died Aug. 25. He was 82.

He will be buried at sea by the Navy on Friday.

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