When SpaceX successfully launched Crew Dragon to the ISS, it passed a milestone with the use of the Falcon 9 booster designated for B1049. This launch by SpaceX with the Falcon 9 marked the fifth time that the same booster was used, placing it completely ahead of all other companies developing reusable rockets. SpaceX not only magically got the Falcon 9 booster to be reusable, there were many unsuccessful attempts by the company and a lot of persistence on their part.
As Teslarati reports, SpaceX has dominated the competition in terms of the fastest orbital-class rocket or spacecraft in history to complete five launches. The Falcon 9 defeated space shuttles Columbia (27 months), Challenger (24 months), Discovery (22 months), Atlantis (26 months) and Endeavour (29 months) with launches in 20 months. Falcon 9 is now the most piloted operational rocket in the United States.