Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars, where you will be forced to drift aimlessly farther into the vast, empty abyss of space until a lack of food, water and oxygen causes you to succumb to Death's cold embrace.
What happens with these counters when you use them, either to put some cubes or discs in the center of the board or to move to a new age with one of your ships? they're spent and go back to central stock.
Do you put them back in the pool or handle them like the industrial counters and put them on an action box?