This US Air Force Training Scene Could Be From a Dystopic Sci-Fi Future

By Attila Nagy on at

This photo of an emergency management technician in his hazmat suit gives me goosebumps. It looks like he's the last survivor of a derelict spaceship, preparing for the last clash with the hostile alien life form that killed all his crewmates. Or maybe just an actor in a movie where that happens.

What we see actually in this stunning photo? Tech. Sgt. Timothy Cotterall, a US Air National Guard emergency manager of the 137th Air Refueling Wing in New Jersey, is decontaminating himself after attempted to identify multiple biological contaminants in a simulated lab during a Global Dragon training event on March 18, 2015.

[Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy/New York Air National Guard via USAF]