Status: Inactive; Active 1996-2007. Born: 1967-12-01. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 9.83 days. Birth Place: Kaliningrad.
From 1981 to 1987 studied at Kaliningrad Technical School of Mechanical Engineering. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Technology Institute, 1992. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. Cosmonaut training 3 June 1996 - 17 November 1998. An athlete, he enjoyed cycling, skiing, and had a Master of Sports title in speed skating.
Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Kozeev, Konstantin Mirovich
Test cosmonaut of the Energia Rocket/Space Corporation (RSC)
PERSONAL: Born December 1, 1967, in Kaliningrad (now Korolyev), Moscow region, Russia. His father, Mir N. Kozeev, born 1941, is retired. His mother, Alexandra F. Kozeev, born 1943, works at the Energia RSC.
EDUCATION: Graduated from secondary school # 5, Kaliningrad, in 1983; 1981 to 1987 he studied at Kaliningrad Technical School of Mechanical Engineering; in 1992 graduated from the University extension of Moscow Aviation Technology institute.
EXPERIENCE: Upon graduation from Kaliningrad Technical School of Mechanical Engineering in 1987, he was qualified as a technician/mechanic. In 1987 Kozeev was called to service in the Soviet Army. In 1989 he completed his military service and worked as a speed skating coach in the Vympel sport club in Kaliningrad, Moscow region. Konstantin Kozeev holds the Master of sports title in speed skating. He participated in national and international contests as the Moscow region speed skating team member. In 1991 he finished his career in sports.
In March 1991 Kozeev was employed by the Energia RSC as a technician. He attended the University extension of Moscow Aviation Technology institute named after K. Tsiolkovsky, specializing in composite non-metallic materials studies; upon graduation in 1992 he was qualified as a process engineer and resumed his work at the Energia RSC as an engineer and test engineer. He was assigned with developing technical documentation for tests and training in simulated zero-gravity in a pool, in an airplane and at a dynamic stand. Kozeev participated in tests and training as an operator and an EVA specialist.
In 1996 Konstantin Kozeev was selected to the Energia RSC cosmonaut corps as a test cosmonaut candidate.
GCTC EXPERIENCE: In 1999, having completed basic training and evaluation at the Yu. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, he was qualified for flight assignment as a test cosmonaut.
Since 1999 he undergoes training in the ISS group.
Presently Konstantin Kozeev is assigned to the ISS Taxi-1 backup crew and the ISS Taxi-2 mission primary crew as a flight engineer.
Soyuz TM-33, an ISS lifeboat, carried two Russian and one French cosmonaut to the International Space Station (ISS). It docked with the ISS at 10:00 UT on 23 October. This new crew spent eight days on the ISS, and returned on the older Soyuz TM-32 at 03:59 UT on 31 October. The new Soyuz was to remain docked as a lifeboat craft for the long-term ISS crew of three (two Russian and one American) astronauts. On May 5, 2002, after a week aboard the station, the visting Soyuz TM-34 crew moved to the old Soyuz TM-33, docked at the Pirs port. They undocked at 0031:08 UTC on May 5, leaving the EO-4 crew of Onufrienko, Walz and Bursch with the new Soyuz TM-34 as their rescue vehicle. Soyuz TM-33 made its deorbit burn at 0257 UTC and landed successfully at 0352 UTC 25 km SE of Arkalyk.
The EP-2 crew - Afanasyev, Kozeyev and Andre-Deshays - undocked Soyuz TM-32 from the Pirs module at 01:38:30 GMT on October 31. The deorbit burn was at 04:04 GMT, with landing 180 km southeast of Dzhezkazgan at 04:59:26 GMT. This left the Expedition-3 crew of Culbertston, Dezhurov and Tyurin with Soyuz TM-33, docked with the Zarya module, as the station lifeboat.