Good news for residents of the Klingon homeworld Qo’noS: Tours of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum are now available in your native language! If you’ve been hankering for a visit to the galaxy’s little pre-warp Blue Planet, the experience just got a little bit friendlier. No interstellar spacecraft? No problem. The audio tours are available anywhere – from Washington, D.C. or the Beta Quadrant.
Available on the museum’s GO FLIGHT app, the 60-minute tour in Klingon will take listeners through the best exhibits the National Air and Space Museum has to offer in Klingon, including the Mercury jup ghom Soch (Mercury “Friendship 7), ’amerI’qa’ ’ev chan ’ev X-wa’maH vagh (North American X-15), Apollo wa’maH wa’ ra’ghom bobcho’ Columbia (Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia), tera’ DIS wa’ Hut pagh wej Wright puvwI’ (1903 Wright Flyer), and of course the St. Louis toDuj (Spirit of St. Louis).
The audio tour was created with the help of Marc Okrand, the “extraterrestrial linguist” who created the Klingon and Vulcan languages for the television shows and films in the Earthbound franchise Star Trek
The National Air and Space Museum also includes the studio model of the starship Enterprise from the television show, but that particular attraction isn’t a part of the Klingon audio tour – what with the concerns about Starfleet secrets. You understand.
We’ll see you in the sound waves of the Air and Space Museum tour, Klingons. And until then, jIl moH ghajjaj jaghHomlIj.
Photos via Marc Okrand , National Air and Space Museum