Award-winning engineer Lonnie Johnson was known in NASA circles for his groundbreaking aeronautical work. He came to national acclaim, however, for designing one of America‘s favorite toys: the Super Soaker water gun. Since licensing the product in 1989, the Super Soaker has generated over $200 million in retail sales, and was the top-selling toy in the U.S. in 1991 and 1992.
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