The International Space Station module made famous by comedian Stephen Colbert is due to land at Kennedy Space Center this afternoon.
Delayed a bit by rain and crosswinds at KSC, an Airbus Beluga aircraft was scheduled to touch down at the Shuttle Landing Facility at 3:30 p.m. after a stopover in Buffalo.
The hardware was built in and delivered from Italy.
NASA launched a contest to name the pressurized module known as Node 3. Rallied by Colbert, a majority of voters recommended naming the node after him.
Instead, NASA dubbed it "Tranquility" and named a treadmill after Colbert.
The Tranquility node will be joined to a six-windowed cupola already at KSC. It will be the last major addition to the U.S. portion of the station.
The module will support station life support systems, while the cupola will serve as a robotics work station.
The two components are scheduled to be launched to the station aboard Endeavour in February 2010 on the STS-130 mission.