Peter Schilling (born Pierre Michael Schilling on January 28, 1956, Stuttgart, Germany) is a German synthpop musician whose songs often feature science-fiction themes (aliens, astronauts, nuclear holocausts, etc.).
His biggest hit Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) was released in German in 1982. The song is a a retelling of David Bowie's classic 1969 song "Space Oddity".
The English version of Major Tom became an international hit in 1983 when Peter released the album Error in the System.
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