Lonnie George Johnson (born October 6, 1949) is an American inventor, aerospace engineer, and entrepreneur, whose work includes a U.S. Air Force-term of service and a twelve-year stint at NASA, where he worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He invented the Super Soaker water gun in 1989, which has been among the world's bestselling toys ever since. He also invented the Nerf Gun when he patented "a pneumatic launcher for a toy projectile" which revolutionised toy blasters.
|Born||October 6, 1949|
Mobile, Alabama, US
|Alma mater||Tuskegee University (BS, MS)|
|Known for||Super Soaker, Nerf gun|
He is most known for inventing the renowned Super Soaker water cannon toy, but he has patented over a hundred other products, including the Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter System, which was named one of Popular Mechanics' top ten inventions of 2009.
He was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama.
He worked on the US Air Force's stealth bomber and NASA's Galileo Jupiter mission after graduating from Tuskegee University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in nuclear engineering.
He established energy-based technology companies called Johnson Electro-Mechanical Systems (or JEMS) and Excellatron Solid State.
Johnson and MGA Entertainment toy company C.E.O. Isaac Larian both contributed to the development of extremely popular toys (Larian's company produced Bratz dolls).
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● Lonnie Johnson was born on October 6, 1949 (age 72) in Alabama, United States ● He is a celebrity inventor
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