He said: “I support the mission to Mars but I know we absolutely cannot survive there without taking our own environment.
“That environment would have to be there for at least two generations before we create an earthly atmosphere.
“A mission to Mars would be great, but that’s a story that goes on for the next 200 years.”
In celebration of the Chariots of the Gods ’s 50thanniversary, Erich von Däniken will deliver a keynote speech on Saturday October 15 at The Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, Piccadilly London, for The Erich Von Daniken Legacy Night.
LAURA ARMSTRONG - THE SUN