"FTL" by Adam Stern
A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible.
Ethan Kane, a NASA Astronaut and decorated pilot, has recently retired from active duty to spend more time with his wife and young son. As he tries to adjust to a quieter life on the ground, he’s approached to ﬂy one last mission...testing the ﬁrst faster-than-light spacecraft. While the world watches, Kane takes The Longshot on its maiden voyage.