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NASA Mars Mission - Curiosity Rover to Land on Surface Tonight

(Best Syndication News) - After traveling through space since November 26, 2011, the Mars rover named Curiosity is scheduled to land on the surface of the planet tonight. The landing is planned for the early morning hours of August 6, 2012 at 1:31 a.m. EDT (August 5 at 10:31 p.m. Pacific Time).

NASA will be covering the event in a big way. Special coverage from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will be broadcast on the Toshiba Vision screen in New York City’s Times Square. They will begin the coverage at 11:30 p.m. EDT on August 5 and continue it through 4 a.m. EDT the next day. The audio coverage will be broadcast on the Third Rock Radio station.

Caesars in Las Vegas gains permit to build Largest Observation Wheel in the World

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(Best Syndication News) - Bigger than the London Eye or the Singapore Flyer, the High Roller will appear in Las Vegas in 2013 and will stand 550 feet in the air. Caesar Entertainment Corporation announced that they have gained an Amusement and Transportation System (ATS) permit from Clark County, Nevada, which brings them one-step closer to building the giant observation wheel. The High Roller will be located at the 50-yard line on the Las Vegas Strip and will be the center attraction at the new LINQ project.

7-Eleven celebrates 85 years of business with a Free Slurpee this Wednesday

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(Best Syndication News) - On Wednesday, July 11th, 7-Eleven will be giving out free Slurpee drinks at participating locations between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. local time. The convenience chain store is celebrating 85 years since they first opened.

This is not the first time that 7-Eleven has given out free slurpees to celebrate their birthday. They have been doing this for quite a few years. The Slurpee drink has been around for 45 years. This month, 7-Eleven is introducing a Fanta Sugar-Free Strawberry Banana Slurpee and a Fanta Lemon Crème flavor. A sugar-free Slurpee is a new offering at 7-Eleven.

Airbus to open Manufacturing Plant in Alabama

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(Best Syndication News) - Airbus announced today that they would be creating a manufacturing plant in Mobile, Alabama at the Brookley Aeroplex. This is the first production facility that Airbus is establishing in the United States. The plant will be assembling the A319, A320, and A321 airplanes.

The construction of the assembly plant is planned to break ground in the summer of 2013. The plant is expected to be in operation starting in 2015. The first airplane deliveries should begin around 2016. By 2018, it is expected to reach capacity of manufacturing between 40 and 50 airplanes yearly.

Fabrice Bregier, Airbus President & CEO, said at the announcement today in Mobile, that over the next 20 years, the projected demand is expected to be around 4,600 airplanes. The US is the largest market for single-aisle aircraft in the world.

Frontier Airlines assist customers traveling through Colorado Springs with Fee Waiver to Change Flight

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(Best Syndication News) - Due to the devastating wildfires raging near Colorado Springs, Frontier Airlines is offering travelers scheduled for flights to, from, or through Colorado Springs between June 27 and July 4, 2012 an opportunity to change their itinerary with no fee.

This is limited to travelers who have already begun their flights and are allowed one itinerary change. The typical rule and restrictions of change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts, and minimum or maximum stay requirements have been waived. The flight itinerary must keep the origin and destination cities the same to qualify for the fee waiver.

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