Space

Kim Strohbehn, senior professional engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Kim Strohbehn, senior professional engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Kim Strohbehn, who turned a childhood interest in the space program into a longtime career as a senior professional engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, died Sunday from bone cancer at Sinai Hospital.

The Ellicott City resident was 64.

“Kim was an outgoing guy who was happy with what he was doing,” said Andrew A. Mastandrea, supervisor of APL’s Space Science Instrumentation Group. “I often paired young engineers with him. He was open and loved to share his work and loved to teach.”

Dr. Paul W. Howey, founder and semi-retired president of Microwave Telemetry Inc. in Columbia and a longtime friend, said Dr. Strohbehn was “academically...

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