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The Super Soaker was Invented by a NASA Nuclear Engineer Working on His Hobby in the Bathroom

Article by Rain Noe for Core77.com  published 2/8/22 In 1982, nuclear engineer Lonnie Johnson was working for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During the day, he was figuring out how to power the Galileo spacecraft; at night he was working on a hobby project, developing an environmentally-friendly, Freon-free heat pump. For the heat pump experiments, Johnson […]

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