Satellites to track Santa’s flight

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The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, will again "track Santa" on Christmas Eve.

The NORAD Tracks Santa Web site, www.noradsanta.org, features fun holiday games and activities that change daily. The Web site will stream videos, captured by NORAD "Santa Cams," from numerous cities along Santa's journey.

This year, children and the young-at-heart are able to track Santa through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and TroopTube.mil. To follow on any of these Web sites, type in @noradsanta into the search engine and start tracking.

New this year, OnStar is partnering with NORAD to provide OnStar subscribers with live Santa updates as they travel in their vehicles on Christmas Eve. Subscribers simply push the blue OnStar button to get status reports on Santa's whereabouts.

Also new and beginning at 12:00 a.m. MST Dec. 24, visitors to the Web site can watch Santa as he prepares his sleigh, checks his list and goes through all his preparations to ensure he has a successful journey.

As soon as Santa takes off from the North Pole, children can also track him with up-to-the-minute Google Maps and Google Earth reports.

Children of all ages can call the NTS toll free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or send an e-mail to noradtrackssanta@gmail.com.