Lonnie Johnson Timeline

Events

Born on October 6, 1949.

1949

Completed bachelor's in mechanical engineering.

1973

Worked as systems engineer for NASA on the Galileo mission.

1979

Competed prototype for "Power Drencher" water gun.

1982

Changed name of "Power Drencher" to "Super Soaker."

1990

Created Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter (JTEC).

2003

Received Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics for JTEC.

2008

Inducted into State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame

2011