This was only a test run of the rocket, hence the publicity-seeking payload. But now we have an heir to the Saturn V rocket, which carried people to the Moon. The Falcon Heavy isn't quite as powerful as the Saturn V, but it is operational. NASA discontinued the Saturn V in the 1970s. Since then, the world has gone without a heavy lifter. The Falcon Heavy will likely ferry satellites to space, like its smaller Falcon 9 siblings, but it has the potential to go further, pushing us—or at least our proxies—towards the Moon, or Mars, or farther.