FAA: NO MORE COMMERCIAL ASTRONAUT WINGS, TOO MANY LAUNCHING
AppleMagazine|December 17, 2021
Heads up, future space travelers: No more commercial astronaut wings will be awarded from the Federal Aviation Administration after this year.

The FAA said it’s clipping its astronaut wings because too many people are now launching into space and it’s getting out of the astronaut designation business entirely.

The news comes one day ahead of Blue Origin’s planned liftofffrom West Texas with former NFL player and TV celebrity Michael Strahan. He and his five fellow passengers will still be eligible for wings since the FAA isn’t ending its longstanding program until Jan. 1.

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