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I never knew about this part of Apollo 13's flight.

'At least something worked': Watch Apollo 13's crew hail a rocket crash on the moon

After piloting a crippled spacecraft around the far side of the moon, the crew of NASA's stricken Apollo 13 received a rare bit of good news on April 14, 1970. It turns out, they'd made a moonquake. 

A new video of Apollo 13's flight, NASA has pieced together synchronized video, audio and imagery to chronicle the moment when Mission Control radioed the success of the mission's seismic experiment. That experiment, which crashed an upper stage booster from Apollo 13's Saturn V rocket into the moon, was detected by a seismometer delivered to the lunar surface months earlier by the Apollo 12 crew.

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