Private Neil Armstrong service planned for Friday

In undated photo provided by NASA shows Neil Armstrong. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he has died at age 82. A statement from the family says he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. It doesn't say where he died. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972. (AP Photo/ Uncredited)

August 27, 2012 7:35:31 AM PDT
A private service is planned in Cincinnati on Friday for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

He died Saturday in Cincinnati at age 82.

No other information was released immediately, other than that the service would be private. A spokesman for his family said a public, national memorial service at another time is a possibility.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman plans to speak at Friday's service. Portman has called the Ohio native "a good friend and adviser."

Portman is in Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention. A spokeswoman says his office is working on travel arrangements to get him back to Cincinnati in time.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969.

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