or Per aspera ad astra is a Ad astra per aspera Latin phrase which means any of the following: "Through hardships to the stars", "A rough road leads to the stars" or "To the stars through difficulties". The phrase is one of many Latin sayings which use the expression . Ad astra Uses [edit ]
Various organizations and groups use this expression and its variants.
Literature [edit ] Music [edit ] The title of a song by Haggard (band) from their Eppur Si Muove album. The subtitle of Sergei Bortkiewicz's 3rd piano concerto. The subtitle of Moritz Moszkowski's set of fifteen Études de Virtuosité for piano, op. 72 (published 1903). The title of the first Album by Kansas Bible Company The title of a piece by Greek composer Panayiotis Demopoulos for harp and percussion (2012). The Pee Wee Gaskins's album entitled "Ad Astra Per Aspera" and one instrumental in it called "To The Stars With All We've Got". Educational and Research Institutions [edit ] United States [edit ] California State University East Bay, Hayward, California [1 ] Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina [2 ] Cornelia Strong College, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina Greenhill School, Dallas, Texas [3 ] Saint Joseph Academy, Brownsville, Texas Lake View High School, Chicago, Illinois Macopin Middle School, West Milford, New Jersey Miami Central High School, Miami, Florida Mirman School, Los Angeles, California Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, New Jersey Mount Saint Michael Academy, Bronx, New York Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey [4 ] Trinity Prep, Winter Park, Florida [5 ] University High School, Fresno, California University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, Tennessee United Kingdom [edit ] Australia [edit ] Ecuador [edit ] Estonia [edit ] Honduras [edit ] Escuela Nacional de Música, Tegucigalpa India [edit ] St.Augustine's High School, kalimpong, District:Darjeeling, India Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi, India. Jamaica [edit ] Immaculate Conception High School, St. Andrew Mount Alvernia High School, Montego Bay Maldives [edit ] MNDF Fire and Rescue Services Training School, K.Viligili New Zealand [edit ] Norway [edit ] Pakistan [edit ] Romania [edit ] Saint Vincent and the Grenadines [edit ] Slovakia [edit ] Slovenia [edit ] South Africa [edit ] Pietersburg Hoerskool [12 ] Sri Lanka [edit ] St. Paul's Girls' School, Milagiriya, Colombo District, Western Province Political entities [edit ] Military and Government [edit ] Fraternities and sororities [edit ] Popular culture [edit ] Rip Torn says this phrase to David Bowie in the film . The Man Who Fell to Earth Tomo Milicevic, of the band 30 Seconds to Mars, has a tattoo on his right forearm reading 'per aspera et astra', with the band's logo in the background in red. Popular Filipino comic writer Pol Medina, Jr. of Pugad Baboy fame [ ] citation needed Aspera! Per aspera! Per ardua! Ad astra! is the refrain of the song "Aspera" by Erin McKeown on the album We Will Become Like Birds. At the end of the credits of a Half-Life 2 mod called Riot Act [ ] citation needed "Ad astra per aspera" replaces the name of a formerly deceased character on the memorial wall in the "Happy Ending" Mass Effect 3 mod, as seen in the mod's trailer. [20 ] Said by Neil Patrick Harris in episode 18, season 4 of the TV show, Doogie Howser, M.D. Title of a play depicting the history of the fictional Maycomb County in , in which the translation is given as To Kill a Mockingbird from the mud to the stars. Title of a song by Haggard, from the album . Eppur Si Muove The name of an album by Abandon Kansas. A line from the song "On Thin Ice" by Evereve, from the album Tried and Failed. It is one of many hidden messages in the 2009 video game . The Conduit Motto of the Martian Imperial Commandos in Kurt Vonnegut novel, . The Sirens of Titan Title of a song by Seattle based band Acceptance. Title of a song by Goasia, appearing on the album From Other Spaces ( Suntrip records, 2007) Appears on right side shoulder patch in , on the "newer" uniform style shown on the series finale. Star Trek Enterprise The name of an album by Stars of the Lid The official motto of Solforce in the videogame . Sword of the Stars Title of a song by the band Spiritual Beggars from their album Ad Astra. Title of a song by the band Die Apokalyptischen Reiter from their album Samurai. The quote from Battlefield: Bad Company 2 The final mission (Chapter 15) in the video game Mafia II Line in the Answer Page song Sunflower In a tattoo piece in The Raven The name of an album by Estonian band Põhja-Tallinn Pall Mall Cigarette Pack Phrase has been spoofed slightly by the band Ghost B.C. in track 2 from their album Infestissumam "Per Aspera Ad Inferi" literally meaning "Through hardships to hell." [21 ] [22 ] Others [edit ] See also [edit ] References [edit ]