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.
Beautiful service at Washington National Cathedral for astronaut Neil Armstrong today. Truly an inspiration to all Americans. #neilarmstrong— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 13, 2012
Just leaving the inspiring national service for a reluctant American hero, Neil Armstrong, a model for us all.— Rob Portman (@robportman) September 13, 2012
Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died Aug. 25. He was 82.
He will be buried at sea by the Navy on Friday.