HOUSTON, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Former astronaut and long-duration spaceflight pioneer Owen Garriott, 88, died today, April 15, at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. Garriott flew aboard the Skylab space station during the Skylab 3 mission and on the Space Shuttle Columbia for the STS-9/Spacelab-1 mission. He spent a total of 70 days in space.

"The astronauts, scientists and engineers at Johnson Space Center are saddened by the loss of Owen Garriott," said Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester. "We remember the history he made during the Skylab and space shuttle programs that helped shape the space program we have today. Not only was he a bright scientist and astronaut, he and his crewmates set the stage for international cooperation in human spaceflight. He also was the first to participate in amateur radio from space, a hobby many of our astronauts still enjoy today."

Garriott was born in Enid, Oklahoma. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Garriott served as an electronics officer while on active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1956, and was stationed aboard several U.S. destroyers at sea. He then taught electronics, electromagnetic theory and ionospheric physics as an associate professor at Stanford. He performed research in ionospheric physics and has authored or co-authored more than 40 scientific papers and one book on this subject.

He was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in June 1965, and then completed a 53-week course in flight training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona. He logged more than 5,000 hours flying time -- including more than 2,900 hours in jet and light aircraft, spacecraft and helicopters. In addition to NASA ratings, he held FAA commercial pilot and flight instructor certification for instrument and multi-engine aircraft.

Garriott was the science-pilot for Skylab 3, the second crewed Skylab mission, and was in orbit from July 28 to Sept. 25, 1973. His crewmates were Commander Alan Bean and Pilot Jack Lousma. The crew accomplished 150% of mission goals while completing 858 revolutions of the Earth and traveling some 24.5 million miles. The crew installed replacement rate gyros used for attitude control of the spacecraft and a twin pole sunshade used for thermal control, and repaired nine major experiment or operational equipment items. They devoted 305 hours to extensive solar observations and completed 333 medical experiment performances to obtain valuable data on the effects of extended weightlessness on humans. The crew of Skylab 3 logged 1,427 hours and 9 minutes each in space, setting a world record for a single mission, and Garriott spent 13 hours and 43 minutes in three separate spacewalks outside the orbital workshop.

On his second and final flight, Garriott flew as a mission specialist on the ninth space shuttle mission and the first six-person flight. He launched aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia for STS-9/Spacelab-1 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on Nov. 28, 1983. His crewmates were Commander John Young, Pilot Brewster Shaw, Jr., fellow mission specialist Robert Parker, and Payload Specialists Byron Lichtenberg and Ulf Merbold of (ESA) European Space Agency. This six-person crew was the largest yet to fly aboard a single spacecraft, the first international shuttle crew and the first to carry payload specialists. During STS-9, the first human amateur radio operations in space were conducted using Garriott's station call, W5LFL. After 10 days of Spacelab hardware verification and around-the-clock scientific operations, Columbia and its laboratory cargo landed on the dry lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on Dec. 8, 1983.

Garriott held other positions at Johnson Space Center such as deputy and later director of Science and Applications, and as the assistant director for Space and Life Science.

For Garriott's official NASA biography, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/garriott_owen.pdf

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HOUSTON, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Former astronaut and long-duration spaceflight pioneer Owen Garriott, 88, died today, April 15, at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. Garriott flew aboard the Skylab space station during the Skylab 3 mission and on the Space Shuttle Columbia for the STS-9/Spacelab-1 mission. He spent a total of 70 days in space.

"The astronauts, scientists and engineers at Johnson Space Center are saddened by the loss of Owen Garriott," said Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester. "We remember the history he made during the Skylab and space shuttle programs that helped shape the space program we have today. Not only was he a bright scientist and astronaut, he and his crewmates set the stage for international cooperation in human spaceflight. He also was the first to participate in amateur radio from space, a hobby many of our astronauts still enjoy today."

Garriott was born in Enid, Oklahoma. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Garriott served as an electronics officer while on active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1956, and was stationed aboard several U.S. destroyers at sea. He then taught electronics, electromagnetic theory and ionospheric physics as an associate professor at Stanford. He performed research in ionospheric physics and has authored or co-authored more than 40 scientific papers and one book on this subject.

He was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in June 1965, and then completed a 53-week course in flight training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona. He logged more than 5,000 hours flying time -- including more than 2,900 hours in jet and light aircraft, spacecraft and helicopters. In addition to NASA ratings, he held FAA commercial pilot and flight instructor certification for instrument and multi-engine aircraft.

Garriott was the science-pilot for Skylab 3, the second crewed Skylab mission, and was in orbit from July 28 to Sept. 25, 1973. His crewmates were Commander Alan Bean and Pilot Jack Lousma. The crew accomplished 150% of mission goals while completing 858 revolutions of the Earth and traveling some 24.5 million miles. The crew installed replacement rate gyros used for attitude control of the spacecraft and a twin pole sunshade used for thermal control, and repaired nine major experiment or operational equipment items. They devoted 305 hours to extensive solar observations and completed 333 medical experiment performances to obtain valuable data on the effects of extended weightlessness on humans. The crew of Skylab 3 logged 1,427 hours and 9 minutes each in space, setting a world record for a single mission, and Garriott spent 13 hours and 43 minutes in three separate spacewalks outside the orbital workshop.

On his second and final flight, Garriott flew as a mission specialist on the ninth space shuttle mission and the first six-person flight. He launched aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia for STS-9/Spacelab-1 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on Nov. 28, 1983. His crewmates were Commander John Young, Pilot Brewster Shaw, Jr., fellow mission specialist Robert Parker, and Payload Specialists Byron Lichtenberg and Ulf Merbold of (ESA) European Space Agency. This six-person crew was the largest yet to fly aboard a single spacecraft, the first international shuttle crew and the first to carry payload specialists. During STS-9, the first human amateur radio operations in space were conducted using Garriott's station call, W5LFL. After 10 days of Spacelab hardware verification and around-the-clock scientific operations, Columbia and its laboratory cargo landed on the dry lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on Dec. 8, 1983.

Garriott held other positions at Johnson Space Center such as deputy and later director of Science and Applications, and as the assistant director for Space and Life Science.

For Garriott's official NASA biography, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/garriott_owen.pdf

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LONDON, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Shading System Market: Report Synopsis
The report offers a nine-year forecast for the solar shading system market between 2018 and 2027. In terms of value, the solar shading system market is expected to register a single-digit CAGR during the forecast period. This study demonstrates the global solar shading system market dynamics and trends across six regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, APEJ, and MEA, which influence the current nature as well as the future status of the solar shading system market over the forecast period.

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Solar Shading System Market: Report Description
This research report provides a detailed analysis of the solar shading system market and offers insights on the various factors driving the popularity of solar shading system systems. The report includes an extensive analysis of the key industry drivers, challenges, trends, and structure of the solar shading system market. The solar shading system market study provides a comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business. The report segregates the solar shading system market based on the application area, component type, technology, and different regions, globally.

The solar shading system market is expected to witness significant value growth during the forecast period, owing to increasing urbanization, increasing the disposable income of people, increase in private spending on houses, and increasing building up-gradations. Moreover, the growing trend of heat resistive and innovative infrastructure is expected to ensure the potential growth of the solar shading system market.

The report starts with an overview of the solar shading system market in terms of value. In addition, this section includes an analysis of the key trends, drivers, and challenges from the supply, demand, and economy side that are influencing the solar shading system market.

The solar shading system market is classified on the basis of the application area, component type, technology, and different regions, globally. By component type, the solar shading system market is segmented into aluminum-based, fabric-based, and others. Based on the application area, the solar shading system market is segmented into residential, commercial, and industrial. Based on technology, the solar shading system market is segmented into battery powered, manual, and smart powered source.

A detailed analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size analysis for the solar shading system market across different regions. This section provides a detailed analysis that covers the key trends.

The next section contains a detailed analysis of the solar shading system market across various regions. It provides a market outlook for 2018–2027 and sets the forecast within the context of the solar shading system market, which includes the latest innovations as well as offerings in the solar shading system market. This study discusses the key trends within countries that contribute to the growth of the solar shading system market, as well as analyses the degree at which the drivers are influencing the solar shading system market in each region. The key regions and countries assessed in this report include North America (U.S. & Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America), Europe (Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, and the Rest of Europe), Japan, APEJ (China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and the Rest of APEJ), and MEA (GCC Countries, Israel, South Africa, and the Rest of MEA). This report evaluates the present scenario and the growth prospects of the solar shading system market across various regions, globally, for the period 2018–2027.

To offer an accurate forecast, we have started by sizing the current market, which forms the basis of how the solar shading system market will grow in the future. Given the characteristics of the solar shading system market, we have triangulated the outcome of different types of analysis based on technology trends.

As previously highlighted, the global Solar shading system market is split into a number of segments. All segments and different regions are analyzed in terms of basis points to understand the relative contribution of individual segments to the growth of the solar shading system market. This detailed information is important for the identification of various key trends in the global solar shading system market.

In the final section of the solar shading system market report, we have included a competitive landscape to provide clients a dashboard view based on the categories of providers in the value chain, their presence in the solar shading system market, and key differentiators. This section is primarily designed to provide clients an objective and detailed comparative assessment of the key providers specific to a market segment in the solar shading system market supply chain, and the potential players for the same. Report audiences can gain segment-specific vendor insights to identify and evaluate the key competitors based on an in-depth assessment of their capabilities and success in the marketplace. Detailed profiles of providers are also included in the scope of the report to evaluate their long-term and short-term strategies, key offerings, and recent developments in the solar shading system market. Some of the key competitors covered in the solar shading system market report are Systems, Inc., Construction Specialties, Coltinfo.co.uk, SWFcontract, Norsk Hydro ASA, Duco, Ventilation & Sun Control, LINAK, Draper, Inc, Glazing GmbH, Roda Licht- und Lufttechnik Gmb, Comhan, InSync Solar, WAREMA Nederland B.V., Glasscon GmbH, Thermosash , Alumet Insolroll, and Alliance Shading.

Solar Shading System Market: Key Segments

By application area:
Residential

Commercial

Industrial

By component type:
Aluminum-based

Fabric-based

Others

By technology:
Battery Powered

Manual

Smart Power Source

Key regions covered:
North America

U.S.

Canada

Latin America

Brazil

Mexico

Rest of Latin America

Europe

Germany

U.K.

France

Spain

Italy

Rest of Europe

APEJ

China

India

Malaysia

Singapore

Australia

Rest of APEJ

Japan

MEA

GCC Countries

Israel

South Africa

Rest of MEA

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SENECA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Perry Ellis International, Inc. (PEI) has completed a new 2,432-panel rooftop solar installation atop one of the company’s largest distribution centers, which is located in Seneca, South Carolina. Constructed on an 83,000 square-foot roof of the 350,000 square-foot facility, the installation marks a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and its ongoing sustainability mission.

Con Edison Solutions, a leading national energy services company and subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., designed and installed the solar system for Perry Ellis International. The site is expected to generate approximately 1.15 GWh of energy annually, offsetting a significant portion of the distribution center's energy needs with clean, renewable solar power. Launched as a pilot program, this new solar installation will help direct future alternative energy initiatives for PEI.

“As a global fashion company with offices and production facilities around the world, we are placing an ever-growing focus on sustainable facets of our operation. While the industry as a whole has made some great strides, it is important to keep the momentum going to bring about positive change. This is our first major solar power installation and serves as a launch pad for additional initiatives in renewable energy and company-wide Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Supporting our company’s commitment to education, Perry Ellis International has partnered with the Hamilton Career Center, a local vocational technical school, within the school district of Oconee County. The goal is to work with students to develop innovative ideas pertaining to robotics, automation and industrial controls, as well as internship and employment opportunities,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and President of PEI.

“South Carolina has embraced the environmental and cost saving benefits of solar power,” said Mark Noyes, President and CEO of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc.. “Together with Perry Ellis International, we worked to transform 83,000 square-feet of previously-unused rooftop space into a renewable energy power plant that will save the company in energy costs while reducing its environmental footprint.”

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories and fragrances. The company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men's and women's swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, Perry Ellis America, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, and Farah®. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® for swimwear, Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel and Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear. Additional information on the company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Con Edison Solutions

Con Edison Solutions is an energy services company that provides renewable energy, resiliency, and sustainability services including battery storage, cost-effective energy efficiency solutions, demand management, and energy performance contracting to industrial, commercial, governmental, and residential customers. Con Edison Solutions offers programs and services designed to help customers achieve their individual energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).

Con Edison Solutions is a subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., and part of the Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED) family of companies. More information can be obtained by calling 1-888-210-8899 or visiting the Con Edison Solutions website at www.conedsolutions.com. You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at http://investor.conedison.com for information on all of the Consolidated Edison companies.

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