Kenneth (Kenny) Newsome is a member of the Senior Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, serving as an Electrical Systems Engineer within the Space Exploration Sector. Mr. Newsome earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mr. Newsome is a versatile electrical systems engineer with both technical depth and breadth across the space systems life cycle supporting Civilian Space Programs. In addition to electrical system development, Mr. Newsome has significant experience in automation for various test applications, as well as extensive Missions Operations experience. Mr. Newsome currently serves as an Electrical Systems Engineer for the Solar Probe Plus mission.