Supermodel Has Photoshoot on Zero-G Flight
WASHINGTON — Supermodel Kate Upton was the subject of a microgravity photoshoot aboard Zero-G Corp.’s G-FORCE ONE jet, a modified Boeing-727 on which NASA sometimes buys flights for science and technology experiments as part of the agency’s Flight Opportunities Program.
Upton’s photoshoot, for the just-published Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, took place on a March 18, 2013, flight from the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Fla. It was one of Arlington, Va.-based Zero-G’s commercial flights, and not a NASA charter.
During Upton’s flight, the Zero-G aircraft flew 17 parabolas, each of which provides a brief period of microgravity on the downward arc, the company announced in a Feb. 18 press release. On 13 of these, passengers experienced microgravity conditions and floated about the cabin weightless. The remaining four parabolas simulated lunar gravity.
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