Depending on the program’s success, the Falcon Heavy could become the means for lifting substantial cargos into space. Sunlight captured, converted, and stored in our homes, and exploding rocket fuel lifting the most powerful transport vehicle yet. Not a bad week for the 14-year-old company from Palo Alto, Calif. The Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off the launchpad, as planned, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The three-core rocket has 27 engines, more than any other working rocket before it.