Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of meteorite

Translation: météorite

Definition: A naturally occurring solid body from outer space that has fallen to the earth’s surface or, by extension, the surface of another celestial body. Meteorites vary in size from a grain of dust to a block weighing several tons.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None