Balloon pilots return to New Mexico after historic flight, receive emotional hero's welcome

February 2, 2015 2:08 PM

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Balloon pilots return to New Mexico after historic flight, receive emotional hero's welcome

Left to right, team members Guy Feltman, Kevin Miko and Paul Jorgenson look at the projected path of the Two Eagles Balloon while at mission control in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. The balloon surpassed a world duration record on Friday after being aloft over the Pacific Ocean more than 138 hours. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) (The Associated Press)

Tami Bradley, the wife of Two Eagles Balloon pilot Troy Bradley, gets a text message from her daughter about the balloon surpassing a world duration record while at mission control in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) (The Associated Press)

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