Kate UptonExcuse the pun, but Kate Upton is out of this world posing in zero gravity for the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Such a good sport.

We’ve never seen a fashion shoot like this. As someone in the video below describes it: “One small step for swimsuit, one giant leap for mankind!”

Upton and a team of SI photographers and stylists did the shoot on a Boeing 727 named G-Force One. It took place at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida last March.

Before everyone started floating around you can hear someone instructing Kate: “Just remember, face to camera. Most important.” (And when you watch the video you’ll see how tricky that turned out to be.) Zero gravity apparently keeps wardrobe malfunctions to a minimum. “The great thing is those won’t go anywhere when you’re upside down,” someone notes as Kate readjusts her ample assets.

The 50th anniversary issue of the swimsuit issue hits newsstands today.


photo credit: kansascity.com