Questions tagged [santa-claus]

Questions about references to the popular holiday figure in the space industry

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How does Santa travel to other galaxies? [closed]

NORAD has concluded from their observations of Santa that he must have some faster-than-light travel mechanism and space-time warping capabilities. However, the Santa Goes to Space event at the ...
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How many orbits will it take for Santa to deliver all the presents?

This year Santa has decided to try a new strategy to deliver presents which he hopes will require less physics-defying magic, since magic is in short supply these days. Instead of personally flying ...
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What prompted Lovell on Apollo 8 to announce “there is a Santa Claus”?

On Apollo 8, following the first trans-Earth injection, when the crew came back into contact with Houston, Lovell said: "Please be informed there is a Santa Claus." (Transcript) Given that Apollo 8 ...
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Does NORAD have the only system that can track Santa?

Looking at http://www.noradsanta.org/ implies a Satellite based tracking system for the annual NORAD Santa tracking report. I looked at the Wikipedia article for some hint of the technology that ...
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When is Christmas on Mars? [closed]

The question, Will Santa Claus deliver presents to Mars in 2025? got me thinking. There are 24 well documented zones on earth, of when Christmas occurs. Does Christmas on Mars, come before, during or ...
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Will Santa Claus deliver presents to Mars in 2025? [closed]

Recently, CNN informed us that Mars One seems to still be on track for landing on Mars in 2025. If this is the case, we may have humans celebrating the first Christmas on Mars of all time. Since this ...