Out There (#TheWattys2016)
It had been a year in space for Danielle Huntley. Her crew, DESTINY, was the only company she had besides, NASA.
On re-entry day, the radio signal to earth and engine 1 were malfunctioning just before launch forcing Danielle, the mechanic, to enter space, until she's launched half a kilometer away from the shuttle and into the endless night.
With Danielle convinced she's going to die, she never thought being rescued was even realistic, but when she is saved it only brings that wish into real life. Only problem is, she's rescued by an alein race.
Now... she only wants to go home, and pretend none of this happened.