In a surprising turn of events, NASA is becoming a content machine on Twitch in the past few weeks.

They began making waves on the platform when they live-streamed crashing a satellite into an asteroid.

This, of course, was testing their capabilities and totally not because that asteroid would have destroyed the entire planet – naturally.

Although the satellite was only about the size of a refrigerator, you only need to alter its course a bit for it to miss a planet by hundreds of miles. NASA spent billions to put a little English on the ball.

NASA on Twitch

NASA’s Twitch stream continues to provide content after the first-ever asteroid redirect.

Recently, NASA streamed the SpaceX Crew 5 Launch to the International Space Station on Twitch – another milestone for NASA’s content partnership with the platform.

It’s fun to visit livestreamfails and see a NASA rocket launch nestled between hot tub streamers and C-list celebrity drama. I’m not complaining, though.

Hopefully, NASA keeps these streams coming. Although the asteroid crash was running at .5 FPS, it was an exciting moment.

Keep it coming, NASA. Farm those Twitch Primes for the modern-day space race.

Jimmy Russo is a writer and editor for covering a variety of games and topics. He specializes in first-person shooters including Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Valorant, while also covering livestreaming news on Twitch and other aspects of the gaming industry.