Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Traveling with Santa

Tis the season for traveling...especially for Santa!  If you want to travel along with Santa and the reindeer, then you'll want to go over to this site:

NORAD - which stands for North American Aerospace Defense Command - began tracking Santa in 1955 and has continued to do so every year.  Did you know that NORAD has Secret Santa files too?  If you go on the website you can read them!!  Plus you can watch movies from the North pole and find out everything you ever wanted to know about Santa's flight around the world!

I wanted to know about his sleigh - how much it weighed, how fast it goes...things like that!  This is what I found out on the website! WOW, it's just amazing!!  

Sleigh Technical Data
Designer & Builder K. Kringle & Elves, Inc.
Probable First Flight Dec. 24, 343 A.D.
Home Base North Pole
Length 75 cc (candy canes) / 150 lp (lollipops)
Width 40 cc / 80 lp
Height 55 cc / 110 lp
Note: Length, width and height are without reindeer
Weight at takeoff 75,000 gd (gumdrops)
Passenger weight at takeoff Santa Claus 260 pounds
Weight of gifts at takeoff 60,000 tons
Weight at landing 80,000 gd (ice & snow accumulation)
Passenger weight at landing 1,260 pounds
Propulsion Nine (9) rp (reindeer power)
Armament Antlers (purely defensive)
Fuel Hay, oats and carrots (for reindeer)
Emissions Classified
Climbing speed One "T" (Twinkle of an eye)
Max speed Faster than starlight                                                

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