Kate Upton, a famous 21-year-old American model and actress, posed under zero gravity conditions for a Sports Illustrated magazine’s 50th edition.
Covered only by a tiny gold bikini on one occasion, the model swung upside down as she was photographed in a Zero Gravity Plane at the Space Coast Regional Airport at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Scroll down to watch the video
Also aboard the plane were a hair stylist, a make-up artist, photographers, videographers and editors.
The story continues below
The shoot took place on a specially modified Boeing-727, known as G-FORCE ONE, which performed a series of 17 parabolas – 13 zero gravity and four replicating lunar gravity.
This is an old technique used by NASA that basically involves the plane ascending at a steep angle before slowing, straightening out, and then quickly descending at a steep angle. Weightlessness occurs in the moments between slowing near the top of the arc and pointing the plane straight down at high speed to begin the next parabola. About 20 -30 seconds of each parabolic cycle are weightless.