Ad Astra Per Aspera
Kansas State Motto
"Ad Astra" statue on state capitol building dome in Topeka, Kansas; Ad Astra is a Kanza warrior (Kanza are the native American Sioux tribe for whom Kansas is named). The Name "Ad Astra" comes from the Kansas state motto; "Ad Astra per Aspera." Photo by Chris Murphy/Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution/no derivative works).