to the stars through difficulties: motto of Kansas.
Historical Examples

For they were not the first masters of astra, nor were they the masters now.
Star Born Andre Norton

“Sic itur—ad astra,” she said demurely, and offered him her hand.
Special Messenger Robert W. Chambers

The question is: How did this strange substance get into the tube of an Interplanetary rocket called the astra?
Daughters of Doom Herbert B. Livingston

astra rose and bowed, her look far away, as if lost in contemplation.
Psyche Louis Couperus

So now, his own band, basically strange to this planet, might well go unnoticed by the once dominant race of astra.
Star Born Andre Norton

But the time was not yet when the men of astra and the men of Terra should meet.
Star Born Andre Norton

astra, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Zeus and Themis, the goddess of justice.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

“I do not mistake you, astra,” I cried, startled by the humility of her confession.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XI.–April, 1851–Vol. II. Various

astra castra, numen lumen—The stars my camp, the deity my light.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

I am not sent from the stars—though they have voted me astra—to convert heathens.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XI.–April, 1851–Vol. II. Various

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