Sir Peter Weyland was the CEO and founder of the Weyland Corporation in early to late 21st century.
Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India on October 1, 1990 to an Oxford-educated Professor of Comparative Mythology and a self-taught engineer. At the age of 14 he was granted a Method Patent for a synthetic trachea constructed entirely of synthetically-engineered stem cells, becoming his 12th registered patent to date. On October 11, 2012, Peter Weyland founded the eponymous Weyland Corp.
The Rise of God
In March 27, 2015 Peter made his first billion thanks to the renewable energy gathered following the installation of solar panels that align and move in Earth’s orbital plane but at an axial tilt, imitating a perpetual summer solstice. This is the first succesfuly industrialized space mission of Weyland Industries who receives funding from a trio of major venture capital firms. In February 2, 2016 he effectively curbs much of global warming generating a localized synthetic atmosphere above the polar ice cap using a precursor to the atmospheric processor of his own invention. Three months later, at the age of 26, Sir Peter Weyland becomes one of the youngest people to ever achieve knighthood.
In December 10, 2017 Sir Peter Weyland is honored with a Nobel prize for his extraordinary atmospheric work over the polar ice cap.
Using capital from his success, Weyland acquires copyrights to technology developed by NASA's innovative but poorly funded Project Prometheus in December 19, 2017, and with significantly augmented funding for the project, JIMO became a reality and proves the existence of simple life in Europa’s ocean.
Sir Peter Weyland is awarded the Nobel prize in Medicine for his cures of major cancers in February 4, 2023 and during the TED Talk, in February 28, he clarifies his vision for Weyland Industries, laying the groundwork for the next 50 years of Building Better Worlds. In January 7, 2024, Weyland manufactures the first advanced android prototype model of its kind. He is affectionately called David, a name Sir Peter Weyland had initially reserved for his own human son. A short time later the Japanese start-up Yutani Corporation files a lawsuit against Sir Peter Weyland for the patent of the android. During 2026 Weyland acquires Genentech, significantly bolstering the company’s biotech holding and privatizes NASA’s famous Kepler mission, increases its funding 10-fold and within the year discovers 4,326 more bio-compatible planets.
After years of litigation, Weyland wins the David patent lawsuit against the Yutani Corporation, in December 12, 2029, effectively protecting the investments of both Weyland Industries and its shareholders. In 2032 also acquires Northrop Grumman, Boeing, BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin significantly bolsters multinational defense, security, and aerospace technology holdings.
In June 23, 2065, Sir Peter Weyland Memorial Library is built in Washington, DC in honor of him.
Quest for immortality
Over the years, Weyland's health begins to decline. In 2089, archeologist Elizabeth Shaw contacted Weyland to share her discovery at a cave located in the Isle of Skye regarding a star map that she interpreted as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, or "Engineers". Believing that this would save him from death, Weyland funds the creation of the scientific vessel Prometheus to follow the map to the distant moon LV-223. However, he also left his company in ruin, leaving his daughter Meredith Vickers to run the entire company all by herself.
On May 5th, 2089, Weyland was reported to have died on a low-gravity space station orbiting Mars due to alleged renal failure. In reality, he is preserved in cryo-stasis aboard the USCSS Prometheus on its mission to LV-223 with only David, Vickers, Jackson, Vladimir, Taplow, Sheppard, two security Androids, and Ford knowing of his presence. During the Prometheus crew's expedition on LV-223, Weyland ordered David to take samples of the black liquid and bring them back for research. He is eventually awakened, and tells Shaw that he wants to find a way to avoid death and that the Engineers along with their technology are the key. He later suits up and goes to the Engineers' ship as David has successfully found a live Engineer, however, upon waking; the Engineer decapitates David and hits Weyland with it, The Engineer then kills the entire party save Shaw, who manages to escape.
As Weyland lies dying, he acknowledges that there was nothing for them and dies, while being witnessed by David, Vickers and the remaining Prometheus crew members.