"I don't know, Wild guess, perhaps they realized that they could save money if they moved it faster (less turnaround time) and in the horizontal position they would be able to move it faster - significantly less wind resistance and no worries…"
"We only have a hand in determining that in the short term (the next few thousand years or so). In the long run, unless we develop the technology to radically change planetary orbits, eventually the gradual warming of Sol will move the so-called…"
"Plus, someone must be riding herd on him hard over there - even when he has made statements, he hasn't gone off script and said anything goofy! For multiple days even! Somehow his managers have even managed to make him sound almost presidential…"