A Space Mind

by Ross Abotteen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/29/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781480811096
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781480811089
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781480811102

About the Book

From his birth on the West Bank of the Jordan River in Palestine in 1950 to present-day Texas, A Space Mind narrates the story of Ross Abotteen. This memoir explores the transitions of his life and his views, sharing his experiences from his birthplace in the Holy Land through Saudi Arabia and onto his final destiny with NASA in Houston.

Growing up in meager circumstances in a small village, Abotteen recalls his family life as the youngest of seven brothers and one sister. A Space Mind follows his schooling in Dammam and his subsequent move to the United States where he excelled at electrical engineering. He became contractor for NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he worked as a scientist, engineer, author, and inventor from 1974 to 2009. He also shares his struggles with mental illness and cancer and how that affected him and his family.

Inspirational and educational, A Space Mind offers a glimpse into a man who lived an amazing life as a scientific engineer with roots in Arabia.

About the Author

Ross Abotteen earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston. A NASA inventor, he has worked for more than thirty-five years with four major NASA Houston contractor companies. Abotteen and his wife live in Houston, Texas. This is his debut book.