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Website of the Week: NORAD Tracks Santa

Santa may know who's been naughty or nice, but NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command, a joint U.S.-Canada endeavor) knows where Santa is.
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Get ready, kids. Santa may know who's been naughty or nice, but NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command, a joint U.S.-Canada endeavor) knows where Santa is. And once again, NORAD is providing that info to kids of all ages around the globe.

Check out this video for a preview of the Dec. 24 flight.




NORAD has set up a Website, www.noradsanta.org, to track the Dec. 24 mission and provide all sort of tools for good boys and girls. You'll be able to track St. Nick on Google Earth, come to the site for daily updates on toy production, tour Santa's North Pole industrial park, and more.

NORAD apparently tracks Santa through a variety of means from satellite to fighter jets to infrared sensors that can detect the heat from Rudolph's nose.

The NORAD tradition began in 1958 when a newspaper invited kids to call in for Santa's location on Christmas Eve but accidentlly printed the number for NORAD's predecessor, CORAD. The officials there apparently helped the kids out, and then set off to track the flight itself.

And, the site operates in SEVEN languages.

So for this bit of holiday cheer and tradition, www.noradsanta.org is the Government Video Website of the Week.

And, check out last week's Website of the Week, where the Panama Canal provides some live views the waterway that Santa will be able to fly right over.

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