For the 50th year, NORAD tracks Santa

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  1. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    Every year, Santa's travels are watched by the men and women of NORAD. This year will be no exception. Starting early in the morning of December 24, 2004, they'll be tracking him. Based on careful record keeping from years past, and highly skilled radar and satellite technicians, they normally know exactly where Santa is throughout Christmas Eve.

    This is another great way to celebrate the holidays with the kiddies. Last year my niece squealed with delight when she saw Santa on the radar enroute to her town.

    http://www.noradsanta.com/
  2. neeldawg66 Jedi Master

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    That's pretty neat. Where do you find this stuff, Joe?
  3. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    It's part of my mystique. ;)
  4. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    Weeeee! 11 Days till Christmas!!!

    Santa is starting his pre-flight checklist and checking it twice.

    [image=http://www.edwards.af.mil/archive/2002/images/santa117_sm.JPG]

    http://www.noradsanta.com/
  5. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    T-minus 4 days and counting.

    [image=http://www.defendamerica.mil/images/photos/dec2003/index/ii122403h.jpg]
  6. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/1000.jpg]

    At approximately 1000hrs, Santa departed from the north pole enroute to the international date line.
    [link=http://demand1.stream.aol.com/ramgen/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_01_english_bb8.rm]Video of departure[/link]

  7. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    ***UPDATE***

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/1200.jpg]

    At 1200hrs, Santa visited New Zealand
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_02_english_dl.mov]Video of Santa flying over Auckland

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/1400.jpg]

    1400hrs, Santa arrived at Australia
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_03_english_dl.mov]Santa's first visit of the day to Oz[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/1500.jpg]

    1500hrs, Santa crossed over Mt Fuji and decended on Japan
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_04_english_dl.mov]Santa visits Japan[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/1600.jpg]
    1600hrs, Santa has arrived in China
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_05_english_dl.mov]Video[/link]
  8. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/1700.jpg]
    1700hrs - Santa passes over the Himalayas in Nepal
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_06_english_dl.mov]Video[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/1800.jpg]
    1800hrs - Santa arrives at the Taj Mahal in India
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_07_english_dl.mov]Video[/link]
  9. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    ***UPDATES***

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/1900.jpg]
    1900hrs - Santa enters the Persian gulf and passes Kuwait
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_08_english_dl.mov]Video of Santa peforming a fly-by on an aircraft carrier[/link]
  10. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    ***UPDATE***

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/2000.jpg]
    2000hrs - Santa flies over Russia
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_09_english_dl.mov]Video of Santa in Moscow[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/2030.jpg]
    2030hrs - Santa ascends to the stratosphere to visit the international spacestation, then changes trajectory to fly over Egypt
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_10_english_dl.mov]Video - Santa at the ISS & Egypt[/link]
  11. Padawan915 Jedi Master

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    You love doing this don't you Joe? :p


  12. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    Affirmative!

    ***UPDATE***

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/2130.jpg]
    2130hrs - Santa visits Italy
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_12_english_dl.mov]Video - Santa flying through Rome[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/2200.jpg]
    2200hrs - Santa arrives in France
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_13_english_dl.mov]Video - Santa in Paris[/link]
  13. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    ***UPDATE***

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/2300.jpg]
    2300hrs - Santa arrives in the U.K.
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_14_english_dl.mov]Video - Santa in London[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/0000.jpg]
    0000hrs - Santa crosses the Atlantic ocean
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_15_english_dl.mov]Video - Santa's fly-by past a submarine[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/0100.jpg]
    0100hrs - Santa visits Brazil
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_16_english_dl.mov]Video - Santa's visit to Corcovado, Brazil[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/0200.jpg]
    0200hrs - Santa enters North American airspace and is escorted by a pair of Canadian CF-18 fighters
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_17_english_dl.mov]Video - Santa visits Newfoundland[/link]


  14. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    ***FINAL UPDATE***

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/0400.jpg]
    0400hrs - Santa visits New Brunswick
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_18_english_dl.mov]Video[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/0430.jpg]
    0430hrs - Santa arrives in New York
    [link=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/0430.jpg]Video - Santa circles the Statue Of Liberty[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/0500.jpg]
    0500hrs - Santa visits ST Louis
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_20_english_dl.mov]Video[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/0600.jpg]
    0530 - Santa reenters Canadian airspace
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_21_english_dl.mov]Video - Santa flying around Reindeer Lake[/link]

    [image=http://www.noradsanta.com/santacam/0530.jpg]
    0600hrs - Santa arrives in Colorado
    [link=http://progressive.stream.aol.com/aol/us/specials/2004/noradsanta/noradsanta_clip_22_english_dl.mov]Video - Santa circles Cheyenne Mountain[/link]
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