David Johnson was appointed chief of the Weather Bureau's Meteorological Satellite Laboratory in 1960 following the launch of TIROS I, the nation’s first weather satellite.

David Johnson joined the Weather Bureau in 1956 and worked tirelessly throughout his career to advance the use of satellites for weather forecasting and other earth observations. Beginning in 1976, he served as first assistant adminstrator of NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service until retiring in 1982.

High resolution available. (1.1 MB, 1188x1804).