For 50 years, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has had the mission of tracking Santa’s flight around the world every Christmas Eve. NORAD tracks everything from airplanes to space launches (plus anything else that flies in and around the North American continent), so why not Santa?
One of the most frequently asked questions to NORAD’s Santa tracker website www.noradsanta.org is When will Santa arrive at my house? Their answer…“ NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route. So we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house. But we do know from history that it appears he arrives only when children are asleep”!!
Kids of Calgary, I know you’re out of school now, so if you’re too lazy to get out of bed Christmas Eve morning to check the status of Santa, Heath Brown and I will bringing you updates during the early morning hours on Energy 101-5!
As I run, to whip up a batch of peanut butter cookies for my kids to leave for Santa, I will leave you with some
Sleigh Technical Data: (courtesy of NORAD)
Designer and Builder: K. Kringle and Elves, Inc.
Probable first flight: December 24, 343 A.D.
Home Base: North Pole
Length: 75 cc (candy canes)/150 lp (lollipops)
Weight at Takeoff: 75,000gd (gumdrops)
Passenger weight at takeoff: Santa Claus 260 pounds
Fuel: Hay, Oats and Carrots (for reindeer)
Max Speed: Faster than Starlight
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas…much health and happiness for 2009!
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