Dead on Europa by Steven Mohan, Jr.
Approx. 4,210 words.
Published on July 21, 2012 by
Blue Shark Publishing.
It takes only moments for a catastrophic failure to send the lander smashing down into the little world's cold surface, scattering twisted fragments of steel across ten miles of blue ice.
The crash leaves Mission Specialist Bob Hargrove stranded in an airless, frigid hell a half-billion miles from Earth. There's no way he can survive.
Unless there's more to Europa than anyone knows.