Per aspera ad astra

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"Per aspera ad astra", from Finland in the Nineteenth Century, 1894

Per aspera ad astra (or, less commonly, ad astra per aspera) is a popular Latin phrase meaning "through hardships to the stars".

The phrase is one of the many Latin sayings that use the expression ad astra, meaning "to the stars".

Uses[edit]

Various organizations and groups use this expression and its variants.

Governmental entities[edit]

Military and government[edit]

Literature[edit]

Music[edit]

Educational and research institutions[edit]

Botswana[edit]

United States[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Honduras[edit]

  • Escuela Nacional de Música, Tegucigalpa
  • Instituto Salesiano San Miguel, Tegucigalpa

India[edit]

  • Clarence High School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India - Motto of Redwood House (Ad Astra)
  • St.Augustine's High School, kalimpong, District:Darjeeling, India
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi, India
  • The Frank Anthony Public School,Kolkata,India
  • The Frank Anthony Public School, Delhi, India - Motto of Ranger House
  • St Joseph's High School, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
  • Antonio D'souza High School, Mumbai, India

Jamaica[edit]

  • Immaculate Conception High School, St. Andrew
  • Mount Alvernia High School, Montego Bay

Japan[edit]

  • St. Francis Church, Tokyo, West-Hachioji, Gnosis Essene (HP)

Maldives[edit]

Macau SAR, China[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Norway[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Romania[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Fraternities and sororities[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

Others[edit]

  • A plaque honoring the astronauts of Apollo 1 at the launch site where they perished.
  • A tribute exhibit to the Apollo 1 Astronauts "Ad Astra Per Aspera - A Rough Road Leads to the Stars" opened on January 27, 2017, the 50th anniversary of the loss of the crew, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
  • Inscribed on the crest of Pall Mall cigarettes packages[29]
  • The theme of "POR CC XXI" by Kolese Kanisius Jakarta
  • Tradewinds Swiss[30]
  • Space Development Network[31]
  • Part three of the book "Jepp who Defied the Stars" by Katherine Marsh has the phrase as its title.[32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  32. ^ Jepp who Defied the Stars, p. 225, at Google Books