Bloomberg Businessweek cites the Atlantic Council for hosting an event with SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell:

Failure to invest in the next frontier of human space travel would be both a “big disappointment” and a danger to mankind, said Gwynne Shotwell, president of Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

“It’s really risk management for humans,” said Shotwell, who spoke today before the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based policy group once led by Chuck Hagel, who’s now the U.S. defense secretary. “I’m pretty sure there will be a catastrophic event, and it would be nice to have humans living in more than one spot.”

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