At 7:29 this morning [January, 30 2015] MST (1429 UTC), the Two Eagles balloon passed the absolute world record for time aloft (duration) for gas balloons of 137 hours, 5 minutes, 50 seconds, set by Double Eagle II on its transatlantic flight in 1978.
As noted previously, under the rules established for the Fédèration Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the international air sports federation, an established record must be beaten by at least 1% of the previous distance. This mark was reached at 8:51 AM MST (1551 UTC).
We would note that the Two Eagles team has not “broken the record.” That will be determined by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, followed by the FAI, after a meticulous process of documentation and review that may take several weeks or months.
Source: Two Eagles website – pacificballoon.com