The Cold Equations
Pilot John Barton is in an impossible situation. Bound for a remote planet in a lightweight, precision spacecraft, Barton discovers a stowaway onboard whose extra weight spells disaster for the meticulously planned mission. Lee Cross, the unauthorized passenger, is searching for her brother, believed to be working in a mining colony on the tiny spacecraft's destination planet. Barton is ordered to eject the young woman. If she stays onboard, the ship will be too heavy to land and they'll both die.