- George Morrow, Tom Carlson, Joel Michalski, Mike Comberiate, Claire Parkinson, Vince Hurley, Ron Ruhlman
- Unknown (The north and south poles)
On April 28 1999, at 10:30 am (GMT), the first ever phone call took place between people at the north and the south poles. It was accomplished by Mike Comberiate and Andre Fortin (both NASA, USA). It became a conference call, coordinated from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and lasted 45 minutes. Taking part in the call were: George Morrow, Tom Carlson, Joel Michalski, Mike Comberiate, Claire Parkinson, Vince Hurley and Ron Ruhlman. The participants in the call have the following affiliations:
G Morrow (NASA's EOS-PM Project Manager) T Carlson (National Science Foundation) J Michalski (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) M Comberiate & C Parkinson (Goddard Space Flight Center) Vince Hurley (Global Learning by Observations to Benefit the Environment) R Ruhlman (Reynolds Jr-Sr High School, Pennsylvania)
Other historic firsts by this team were the first internet link and webcast from the the north pole (27/04/1999), and the first time a piece of the exact south pole had been placed in the exact north pole, in commemoration of Earth Week.