Last year’s cover girl Kate Upton didn’t make it to the front on the just published 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. However, the buxom blond bombshell was in a coveted place within publication, nevertheless, as the first swimsuit model to complete a zero gravity photo shoot. With photographer James Macari, photo assistants, videographers and make-up artists in tow, Upton & Co. went aboard G-Force One, a modified Boeing 727 from ZERO-G Corp., for the shoot. During a series of parabolas maneuvers at 34,000 feet, weightlessness occurs, though for 20-30 seconds only. Like Terry Richardson’s video of Upton doing catdaddy, the zero gravity experience and captured moments have already went viral on the web. It even spawn an Internet meme, #KateUptonInSpace. For all the images and behind the scenes look, visit Sports Illustrated Swimsuit site at swimsuit.si.com.
All Photos By: Sports Illustrated/James Macari