“The ZERO-G experience was really exhilarating for everyone involved,” said M.J. Day, editor of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, in a statement. “We have been almost everywhere in the past 50 years with SI Swimsuit, but we have never done anything like this. It was certainly the most out-of-the-box shoot. Once again, Kate surprised us all with how she handled modeling in weightlessness.”
At one time, parabolic flights were known as “vomit comets” due to the flight pattern required to mimic weightlessness. The Zero-G Corp. has perfected the craft, making scientific endeavors — and now modeling shoots — much more pleasant for the passengers involved, Discovery News reported.