I've been remembering the name Tom Swift from countless upon countless of books I read as a young boy (80s).
The scene I remember and I need your help confirming the identify of the hero in question.
There was some sort of asteroid or he was out in a spacecraft. Something happened and either the asteroid or part of his spacecraft was damaged. This damage hit a station nearby, causing havoc. The rescue crew trying to seal the windows broken were sucked into space. Due to our hero wearing his magnetic suction boots he was able to stay fixed with the station and were able to apply the rescue material to fit in the 6-sided (hexagon) hole in the window.
- Some long description of the properties of hexagon shaped structures.
- The rescue material may be expanding to fit the hole in the window.
There may be some sort of air issue too. Fitting through the airlock on a tight timeschedule, almost out of air.
I remember it as Tom Swift, yet the google didn't ring a bell. Can you help me?