WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Have you ever been curious about where all the technology in your school, home, car, computer, or office comes from? You might be surprised that a great percentage of the technology we rely on each day was developed or enhanced by NASA. We all know about NASA’s outstanding accomplishments in space, but few of us know just how much the space agency has accomplished right here at home. Except for Arthur. Arthur Christmas, that is.
This year in the holiday release of Arthur Christmas, Santa’s North Pole has turned to high technology to run a precise operation in getting billions of gifts delivered around the world. Run by thousands of computer-savvy elves, the North Pole uses NASA-style technology to track the delivery of gifts around the Earth as they are being delivered by Santa’s high speed S-1. The S-1 is a giant spacecraft in the shape of a sleigh.
Sony Pictures Animation team created a special one-minute segment from the film to help bring attention to the many high tech gadgets and everyday items that come from NASA technology. The educational segment will premiere on the Smithsonian Channel during primetime on Tuesday, Nov. 22. It also can be downloaded for use by educators and media at: