In 1969, David Bowie told the story of Major Tom in "Space Oddity", and didn't return to the character until 1980's "Ashes to Ashes". Three years after that, German singer-songwriter Peter Schilling decided to finish the story that Bowie started.
"Major Tom (Coming Home)" was the only major single to chart in the US from Schilling's album, "Error In The System". It was released in both English & German, but the English version, understandably, is the one most viewers will remember. Wuizlaca uploaded it to YouTube: