The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) - which has tracked Santa's travels for more than half a century - partnered with Google Maps to offer curious children a chance to follow St. Nick's journey around the globe this year.
The military command, which monitors potential threats over North American airspace, said Santa's 2008 trip began Wednesday at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean. Above: a map of this year's journey, now complete, on the agency's Santa Tracker Web site.
Too bad we couldn't track Osama Bin Laden with this type of equipment.
Well done once again St. Nicholas! May we all learn to follow your precious example of selfless giving to fill the world with joy and wonderment. Thank-you for the millions of smiles the children around the world will have; thanks to the spirit you embody. Merry Christmas, Peace on Earth, and feed those reindeer well for a job well done. See you again next year!!!
I'm glad NORAD is taking care of us, I think they do a good job, god bless and merry christmas
merry Xmas all :)
My children look forward to 'tracking' Santa every year – thanks to NORAD for this wonderful site – the addition of Google Maps made it even more interesting. Each time during the 24th that tempers flared, or boredom reared its head, we would just head to the computer to see where Santa was in the world.
Ok......so I hear this Santa guy works for the Dems. See, the goal is to have people get used to receiving free stuff and then they all realize...."HEY, the government might give me free stuff." Sooo, all these people who got free stuff sit on their butts all year waiting for more handouts. Then along come Obama.....in his "suit" and gives them more free stuff.......making it Christmas year round for everyone who is too lazy to get a real job!!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year........we're going to need alot of hope in the next 4 years........but all you lazy people who feel it's the governments job to give you free stuff have "Barrack the elf" here to give it to you.........while he and "santa" sit on the beach in Hawaii.
I really think this is a great thing the US Military and the media does for the children!
Wow, did anyone tell Gov. Palin about NORAD??? She needs to know they are the guardians of the airspace she says the Russians violate flying over her house!!! As Bugs would say, what a maroon!!!
the military can only track Santa Clause because he LETS them. otherwise he would fly off their radar with a snap of his fingers! HA!
With Water on Three Sides of North America, why would anyone think that DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW . . . is a WISE INVESTMENT ?
why have this in the "news"?
Hey idiots...the article is about tracking santa...not politics...man you liberals are bitter angry people
SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!!!!
It is good to know that NORAD, you know, the people in charge of BLOWING UP THE WORLD, have a WEBSITE where they track SANTA.
Something ironic about that.....
Meka and Ray Fisher: Did you two actually read this article? This is not a political story; it's just a story about a tradition NORAD has been carrying on on for years. It's a nice effort primarily geared at the young (and young at heart) that still belive is the Spirit of Santa. SO where do you get off using a nice gestutre like this to sput your hate filled diatribe? You bring discredit to all of us who ever wore a uniform!
what a wast of time and money.
he forgot about me.......:(
Gee, I'm thinking Gov. Palin wouldn't like the idea of NORAD tracking something that doesn't exist not to mention the use of Government facitities and personnel for something so stupid. Perhaps Ray Fisher should be working at NORAD so he can use tax payer money to track the Easter Bunny or the Great Pumpkin. Or perhaps that money could be better used to ensure the United States Constitution isn't violated by Mr. Obama's appointment of Sen. Clinton as Secretary of State. Unless of course Mr Fisher, being an expert on Constitutional Law and Military tactical engagement at the same time thinks upholding the Constitution is not as important as reporting the location of friggin Santa Clause. As JOE would say: "Ray Fisher, what a PIN HEAD"!
Wow, Ray Fisher needs to get a life. Amazing how someone could still be so obsessed and bitter over a veep candidate early on Christmas morning.
Lighten-up Ray, and get yourself some mental health!
Really? On Christmas you have nothing better to comment than two politically referenced rants?
My oh my what have we come to?
Merry Christmas to all!!!
Okay Ray and Meka, lets leave politics aside... just once!
But anyway. I certainly hope Santa has a diet plan for all those cookies.