Oct 22, 2020
Michael Shinabery
New Mexico Space History Musuem

Michael Shinabery has been an educator at the New Mexico Museum of Space History since early 2006. In this capacity he has traveled throughout New Mexico and West Texas. In 2015, along with Jeff Killebrew at the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually impaired, he flew two NASA missions aboard the NASA Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy. Their aircraft was the former Lindbergh Clipper 747. Each flight was ten hours in length, and flew overnight to near the Arctic Circle.


For nearly 20 years Michael has produced and hosted a twice-weekly radio morning radio program, on KRSY in Alamogordo. Guests that have appeared include Gene Krantz, Apollo Moon walkers, other astronauts, New York Times best-selling authors, and musicians and other entertainers who have performed live in-studio. In 2015 Arcadia Publishing published his book, Legendary Locals of Alamogordo. For several years he has been an honorary commander at Holloman Air Force Base, and joined Rotary in 2000.


Working at home since the pandemic began in March, he and his fellow educators at the museum are producing on-line videos for the museum's youtube channel, and making presentations to schools and other groups such as Rotary Clubs.