Lonnie G. Johnson

by Sorn Purcell

Born on

October 5, 1945


He got the idea of the super soaker when he was in the bathroom and the knobs shot out water. He used a jet propulsion skills to make the super soaker.
super soaker inventor


When he was a kid, he would sometime take toys, radios and walkie-talkies apart to make new things. One time he said he almost burned down the house with one of his crazy inventions.


He attended Tuskegee University.

Five Words to Describe Lonnie G. Johnson

  • Talented
  • Smart
  • Inventive
  • Hopeful
  • skilled

Five Important Facts to know about Lonnie G. Johnson

  1. He worked with NASA with their jet propulsion.
  2. He wanted to find a way to power the world without polluting it.
  3. He joined the Air Force.
  4. He was inducted into the Inventor Hall of Fame in 2000.
  5. He created a robot called the "linex" in the science fair.