A NASA photo from 1969 of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon. (Photo/AP)
WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Officials at the Washington National Cathedral say the Apollo 11 command module pilot and the last man to walk on the moon, Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene A. Cernan, are will participate in the memorial service for Neil Armstrong.The memorial service is on Thursday at 10 a.m.
NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow will also have tributes.
Singer-songwriter Diana Krall, the U.S. Navy Band "Sea Chanters," the Cathedral Choir, and the Metropolitan Opera Brass will perform.
The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde will offer the homily.
The service will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online at nasa.gov and nationalcathedral.org.
Armstong, the first man to walk on the moon, died August 25. Armstrong and astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins presented the Cathedral with a moon rock from their Apollo 11 mission on July 21, 1974. The Space Window to display the rock was also dedicated at that time.