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[i]"What do we do?" I [Kraft] asked.
"Find out how he's feeling." Berry sent the query through the capcom and Irwin was honest. He was tired and felt a strange heart sensation. He was 240,000 miles and a high-g reentry from the nearest hospital. My own heart skipped a beat.
"The truth," he said, "he's already in an ICU. He's getting one hundred percent oxygen, he's being continuously monitored, and best of all, he's in zero g. Whatever strain his heart is under, well, we can't do better than zero g."
We stood at Berry's console and watched the EKG trace. Within minutes, it went back to normal. It stayed there all the way home, but no flight surgeon took his eyes off that trace for more than a moment...[/i]
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