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NORAD's 2012 Santa Tracker Is More High-Tech Than Ever!

Where’s Santa? Leave it to some of the most high-tech aerospace engineers to find out. NORAD’s annual Santa Tracker is up, and better than ever with apps, activities, and facts.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning for North America.

Families can head to NORAD’s website now for all kinds of fun games, Santa facts, and information about Santa.  You can also download official, free NORAD Tracks Santa apps for Android and iPhone. Additionally, on December 24 you’ll be able to track Santa using Cesium and Bing Maps.

My favorite thing on the NORAD Track Santa website is the detailed scientific explanation of how they track Santa’s movements. Hint: it has to do with an infrared signature given off by a certain reindeer.

The website also gives information on NORAD’s Operation Goodwill, the organization’s program that connects NORAD fans with ways to “connect and give back to those men, women, and children who selflessly serve and support our nation to ensure the future of our country’s freedom.”

NORAD released this fun video to introduce its 2012 NORAD Tracks Santa!

 

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(Photo Credit: NORAD)

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