Lonnie G. Johnson?

Doing a 7th Grade research report on African-American inventors for Black History month (February). My topic is Lonnie G. Johnson, and I was wondering if there were any interesting facts about him.

Thank you very much,

Ryan Y.

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  • gatita
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    1 decade ago
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    Lonnie G. Johnson: Inventor of the Super Soaker®

    Lonnie G. Johnson

    An anonymous source said of the Super Soaker®: “I got fired from a job once because of my Super Soaker. I guess that’s what happens when you accidentally drench a customer when you’re trying to get a co-worker who ducks.”

    Famous black inventor and scientist Lonnie G. Johnson probably didn’t have that little scenario in mind when he invented the Super Soaker squirt gun, but it is one of the countless memories that can be recalled by those who were young enough to enjoy the Super Soaker after its release in 1989.

    Johnson’s resume boasts work with the US Air Force and NASA (including work on the Galileo Jupiter probe and Mars Observer project), a nomination for astronaut training and more than 40 patents, but it’s for a squirt gun that he’s best known. Johnson conceived of a novelty water gun powered by air pressure in 1982 when he conducted an experiment at home on a heat pump that used water instead of Freon. This experimentation, which resulted in Johnson shooting a stream of water across his bathroom into the tub, led directly to the development of the Power Drencher, the precursor to the Super Soaker.

    Lonnie G. Johnson now has his own company, Johnson Research and Development, and continues to do work for NASA.

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    Source(s): www.black-inventor.com/Lonnie-G-Johnson teacher.scholastic.com inventors.about.com/
  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Lonnie G Johnson

  • Warren
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Check on Google, for example:

    Lonnie G. Johnson: Inventor of the Super Soaker®

    An anonymous source said of the Super Soaker®: “I got fired from a job once because of my Super Soaker. I guess that’s what happens when you accidentally drench a customer when you’re trying to get a co-worker who ducks.”

    Famous black inventor and scientist Lonnie G. Johnson probably didn’t have that little scenario in mind when he invented the Super Soaker squirt gun, but it is one of the countless memories that can be recalled by those who were young enough to enjoy the Super Soaker after its release in 1989.

    Johnson’s resume boasts work with the US Air Force and NASA (including work on the Galileo Jupiter probe and Mars Observer project), a nomination for astronaut training and more than 40 patents, but it’s for a squirt gun that he’s best known. Johnson conceived of a novelty water gun powered by air pressure in 1982 when he conducted an experiment at home on a heat pump that used water instead of Freon. This experimentation, which resulted in Johnson shooting a stream of water across his bathroom into the tub, led directly to the development of the Power Drencher, the precursor to the Super Soaker.

    Lonnie G. Johnson now has his own company, Johnson Research and Development, and continues to do work for NASA.

    For more information on inventor Lonnie Johnson, refer to:

    American Online Black Voices – Lonnie G. Johnson

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Lonnie Johnson, Inventor of the Week

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    Lonnie G. Johnson?

    Doing a 7th Grade research report on African-American inventors for Black History month (February). My topic is Lonnie G. Johnson, and I was wondering if there were any interesting facts about him.

    Thank you very much,

    Ryan Y.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    wrong section...although it sure would be funny to write a report about the blues musician lonnie johnson's impact on science.

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