Among the last astronauts to be awarded the famous “winged” breast badge were founder Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and William Shatner.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the closure of the Astronaut Wings Program. Established in 2004, the program provided for awarding participants of commercial space launches. According to the FAA website, the purpose of the prestigious award was to attract attention to space flights.

“Its purpose was to celebrate the pilots and flight crew who contributed to the FAA’s mission to develop vehicles designed to send people into space,” the agency’s website says. –With three commercial space companies now licensed by the FAA for space flight, […] its mission is largely accomplished.” Licenses for space flights were previously obtained by SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin.

One of the last astronauts to be awarded the famous breast badge were Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson from Virgin Galactic, and Star Trek actor William Shatner. However, the FAA will continue to keep records of astronauts – but only on its website, without awarding awards. The list will include those who have made an FAA-approved space flight, the height of which exceeded 50 miles above the Earth’s surface.