Kate Upton floating in space. Her trademark assets have seen about every place on earth — now she conquered the last frontier: the universe. Or nearly. For a Sports Illustrated “Zero Gravity” swimsuit shoot, a project that took four years to complete, Upton went up up up for the rest of the world to see her going down again in style. Floating Kate — must have been one of the coolest photo shoots ever.
Mankind has been almost everywhere. But not with a swimsuit in space.
Kate, gifted with substantial assets subjected to gravity, even knows her stuff in bounce-resistant environment.
As Neil Armstrong would have liked to say, “One small swimsuit for space, one giant treat for mankind.”
For aspiring space photographers, here’s how to become one:
Book a trip aboard a ZERO-G or similar airline (for $5k a pop) and enjoy weightlessness as pilots fly the modified planes in parabolic arcs while thousands of feet above earth’s surface.
As the plane tilts its nose and flies on the downslope of the parabola, passengers experience about 30 seconds of weightlessness at a time. For up up Upton, the company flew a series of 13 weightless parabolas and four parabolas imitating lunar gravity.
A zero gravity fashion shoot though has already been done, so what other first to go viral with? Now that’s entirely up to your own imagination. Just remember: don’t buckle up.
Interested in weightless photography? Well slim down first… seriously, here’s more on the revolutionary floating bikini technique.