SpaceX . In Photos: SpaceX's Fantastic Nighttime Launch of SAOCOM-1 & Rocket Landing! The landing on LZ-1 was the first overall successful Falcon 9 and the third landing attempt on a hard surface. Short answer: Rockets are hard, SpaceX was new, and what they were attempting (launch to orbit by a privately-developed rocket) had never been done before. As of 7 March 2020 [update] , in total 14 Falcon 9 boosters have attempted to land at LZ-1, with only 1 failed attempt. Page 1 of 2: Page 1 Page 1 Page 2 A Dazzling Liftoff. Falcon 1 was a two-stage rocket which measured 21.3 meters (70 feet) in length and 1.7 meters (5.5 feet) in diameter. A SpaceX Falcon … By Mike Wall 09 October 2018. By Mike Wall SpaceX is about to make history. SpaceX's historic Demo-2 Crew Dragon astronaut launch: Full coverage. Shares.