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Special Viewing for the NASA Workforce of the “Apollo 13” Movie — Friday, April 17, 8 p.m. EDT

By SpaceRef Editor
April 16, 2020
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Subject: Special Viewing for the NASA Workforce of the “Apollo 13” Movie — Friday, April 17, 8 p.m. EDT
Date: April 16, 2020 at 5:40:00 PM EDT
To: Undisclosed recipients:;

Point of Contact: Jon McAfee, Communications Program, Marshall Space Flight Center,
Special Viewing for the NASA Workforce of the “Apollo 13” Movie  Friday, April 17, 8 p.m. EDT
We would like to invite the NASA workforce and their families to collectively view the 1995 movie “Apollo 13” Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m. Eastern, as their personal schedules allow.
NASA has obtained permission from Universal Studios to stream the movie “Apollo 13” to the agency’s workforce. This is an inspiring story with much to remind us about perseverance, the importance of teamwork and how our culture of safety has advanced. With employees unable to gather at the centers while most of NASA is teleworking, NASA is bringing the movie to you.  The Office of Communications and Office of the Chief Information Officer worked together to obtain permission to view the film and present it to you in a manner that respects the agreement with Universal and provides easy and secure access through your NASA computer or laptop.  
OCIO is delivering the movie to you using an innovative solution that could improve our telework capabilities moving forward. The streaming of Apollo 13 is the first agency-wide test of this system so you may encounter difficulties. Please keep in mind that the quality of your local Internet connection may affect the quality of the video stream you receive.
Follow the instructions below on how to view the stream from your NASA-issued device and NASA-issued credentials. We strongly encourage everyone to test their connection prior to Friday night. Chrome is the preferred browser.
Step 1: Click on the following link below
Step 2: To access the video, NASA participants must disconnect from the VPN and then authenticate to the secure video stream using their NASA badge or RSA Token.  Please do not surf the Internet or visit other websites while you are watching the video.  After the video is over, please reconnect to the VPN.  
Step 3: Disconnect from VPN, if you are connected. Once you have successfully disconnected, the page should refresh automatically. If it does not – click the link again.
Step 4: You will be asked to log in using your PIV badge or RSA token.
Step 5: You will be redirected to the page to view the stream (opening image may differ).
***If you are having problems with the video, try copying and pasting the link directly in your Chrome browser.
Notes: The movie “Apollo 13” is rated PG and runs two hours, 20 minutes. The video stream may not have closed captioning available. Once the movie has started, it cannot be paused or rewound.
This notice is being sent agencywide to all employees by NASA INC in the Office of Communications at NASA Headquarters.

SpaceRef staff editor.