Trying to remember a name/author of the story that had a person designing "wings" for humans to fly in zero gravity on a space station. In the end, they also ended up with swimming in water in addition to flying in air.

The story was before 1990; not too long. I read it translated into Russian (to narrow the possibilities) but originally was in English.

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The story is "For the Birds" by Isaac Asimov.

It's a science fiction story about a clothing designer brought to a space habitat to design wings. The idea is that the people can exercise in low gravity by flying. The designer comes up with the correct answer: low gravity is not flying; it is swimming.

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