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Space Vocabulary

Der Weltraum

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Fascinated by space? Here is some space vocabulary to start you talking about it in German.
(See more vocabulary topics and glossaries.)

See also space crossword (Please note that definite articles der, die, das need to be included as well, without a space before its accompanying noun.)
  1. Asteroid – der Asteroid
  2. Astronaut – der Astronaut/ die Astronautin
  3. Black Hole – das schwarze Loch
  4. Boosters - der Booste, die Startrakete
  5. Cockpit - das Cockpit
  6. Comet – der Komet
  7. Constellation - die Konstellation, das Sternbild
  8. Docking - das Docking
  9. Docking station – die Weltraumstation
  10. Dwarf galaxy – die Zwerggalaxie
  11. Eclipse - die Eklipse
  12. Eclipse of the sun/ eclipse of the moon – die Sonnenfinsternis/ die Mondfinsternis
  13. Galaxy – die Galaxis
  14. Gravity - die Schwerkraft
  15. International space station -
  16. Meteor - der Meteor
  17. Meteorite
  18. Microgravity – die Mikrogravitation
  19. Milky way – die Milchstraße
  20. Moon – der Mond
  21. Orbit – die Umlaufbahn
  22. Payload – die Nutzlast
  23. Planet – der Planet
  24. Planetarium – das Planetarium
  25. Refracting teleskop – der Refraktor
  26. Rocket - die Rakete
  27. Runway - die Startbahn, die Landebahn
  28. Satellite – der Satellit
  29. Space – der Weltraum
  30. Spacesuit - der Raumanzug
  31. Stars - der Stern
  32. Sun – die Sonne
  33. Telescope – das Teleskop, das Fernrohr
  34. Universe - das Weltall, das Universum
  35. Zenith – der Zenit
  36. Zero gravity – die Schwerelosigkeit
The Planets/ Die Planeten

Planet system – das Planetensystem

All planets except for earth (die Erde) and venus (die Venus) are masculin. Unlike English, the planets are usually used with their articles in German.
  • mercury – der Merkur
  • venus – die Venus
  • earth – die Erde
  • mars - der Mars
  • jupiter – der Jupiter
  • saturn - der Saturn
  • uranus - der Uranus
  • neptune - der Neptun
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