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 Milky Way

Translation: Voie lactée

Definition: The spiral galaxy containing our sun; seen from the Earth as a broad, faintly luminous band of stars and interstellar gas arching across the night sky, with the constellation Sagittarius marking the direction to its centre.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None