• Merry Christmas- Santa Tracking by NORAD

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    NORAD Tracks Santa

    Courtesy of www.noradsanta.org

    Normally, NORAD tracks flying objects north of Canada and the US. However, to prove to children worldwide that Santa exists, NORAD tracks Santa around Christmas time.

    Please go to their web page,www.noradsanta.org, and watch Santa’s travels over the Earth. There’s also an Iphone app. to track his travels.

    From NORAD-    Santa’s Sleigh Technical Data
:

    Designer & Builder: K. Kringle & Elves, Inc.

    Probable First Flight: Dec. 24, 343 A.D.

    Home Base: North Pole

    Length: 75 cc (candy canes) / 150 lp (lollipops)

    Width: 40 cc / 80 lp

    Height: 55 cc / 110 lp

    Weight at takeoff: 75,000 gd (gumdrops)

    Passenger weight at takeoff: Santa Claus 260 pounds

    Weight of gifts at takeoff: 60,000 tons

    Weight at landing: 80,000 gd (ice & snow accumulation)

    Passenger weight at landing: 1,260 pounds

    Propulsion: Nine (9) rp (reindeer power)

    Armament: Antlers (purely defensive)

    Fuel: Hay, oats and carrots (for reindeer)

    Emissions: Classified

    Climbing speed: One “T” (Twinkle of an eye)

    Max speed: Faster than starlight

    *Note: Length, width and height are without reindeer*

     

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