Neil Armstrong memorial service to be broadcast live via webcast

August 27, 2012  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Student Government's memorial service for university alumnus and Apollo astronaut Neil A. Armstrong at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday (Aug. 27) will be streamed live via webcast.

To access the webcast, click on the Armstrong banner on Purdue's home page at

The service will be at the Neil Armstrong statue in front of Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, 701 W. Stadium Ave.

Armstrong, who died Saturday (Aug. 25) at age 82, earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue in 1955. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering from Purdue in 1970. On July 20, 1969, he became the first person to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11.

Joe Rust, president of Purdue Student Government, said event speakers will include astronaut Gregory Harbaugh and Timothy Sands, Purdue's acting president.

For more on Armstrong's Purdue connections, visit or

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-497-9611,

Source: Joe Rust, 812-498-0544,

Note to Journalists: Broadcast outlet that would like to send trucks for live broadcasts during the memorial service should contact Jim Schenke, Purdue News Service, at 765-237-7296,

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