Tony Rice is an information security engineer and Virginia Tech alumni working at a telecommunications company in Research Triangle Park, NC. His career has spanned various areas of research and development in software engineering, analytics, and information security. Tony speaks in area classrooms, museums and libraries. He also helps broadcast meteorologists across the country share the night sky with their viewers. He is also frequent guest on local television news in Raleigh, North Carolina discussing current NASA missions and astronomical phenomenon and been known to hold impromptu sidewalk astronomy sessions with passers-by. His proudest moment so far is leading an event with the National Park Service at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC for over 800 visitors on the Space Shuttle program leading up to the launch of the final mission.