Making a big splash with the Super Soaker

May 21, 2017by Brian Prokes0
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When inventor Lonnie Johnson took a simple squirt gun and ramped it WAY up, he had no idea what a hit it would be. Since in the early 1990s, the Super Soaker has soaked up more than $1 billion in toy sales. But Johnson hasn’t stopped there. Mo Rocca reports on how Johnson, a former engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, continues to make a big splash. Originally broadcast on May 21, 2017.

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Dr. Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson is an American inventor and engineer, best known for inventing the Super Soaker water gun. He is the CEO and Founder at Johnson Reseach & Development and CEO of Johnson Battery Technology.


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