Wondering where Santa is? Ask NORAD

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

High tech will be put to use to track tonight’s annual journey of a certain jolly man from up north.

The many ways to track Santa Claus’ progress on Christmas Eve have grown to embrace every kind of technology, but one source of information leads the pack.

For the past 58 years, the space agency NORAD has been focused on Santa Claus as he makes his annual trek around the globe to deliver presents. Once again this year, visitors to the Web site can track the most famous North Pole resident.

NORAD is responsible for tracking the air space over North America, but every year volunteer staffers turn their attention away from missiles and instead on Santa’s sleigh as he wings his way through starry Christmas Eve skies.

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