One of the things that’s great about Christmas is that we have picked this day to celebrate the birth of Jesus. But, all some people really care about is what Santa’s got in his sack tonight! There is so much anticipation on Christmas Eve for the young ones that it’s almost too much for them to bear! So, thanks to NORAD for letting the little children track Santa’s whereabouts! Happy holidays to you all! Here’s more on the Santa tracking program from the Telegraph.co.uk:
“Millions of children will be able to track Santa Claus on his global rounds via the internet and mobile phones thanks to a new programme from Google and the American defence organisation.
The programme, developed by the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) and the search engine Google, has become an internet sensation with close to a billion hits since its inception last year.
The Colorado-based centre usually provides aerospace warning and control for North America every day but on Christmas Eve they traditionally turn their attention to Santa’s journey from the North Pole.
Last year the organisation and Google developed the internet programme “NORAD tracks Santa” to allow excited children log on to see how Father Christmas is getting on delivering their gifts.
So far about 10 million people from more than 200 countries have visited the website last year.
NORAD, which is also responsible for defending the US and Canada from incoming nuclear missiles, claims it can follow him with their radar and satellite technology as well as the infra-red signature left by Rudolph’s red nose.
Children can also follow his progress with three dimensional “Santa Cams”.
Google will use its mapping service to give up-to-the-date analysis on where he is.
NORAD has been “tracking Santa” since 1955 when a child acidentally called up the organisation asking to speak to Santa.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here: (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/google/3935017/Santa-tracking-programme-reveals-Father-Christmas-global-flight-path.html
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