He's the (toothpick) rocket man

Greg Kelly, a Minneapolis resident, works on his toothpick model of the Saturn V rocket.
By: 
AJ HECHT
Staff Writer

Greg Kelly may live in Minnesota, but he's just as excited for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing as anyone in Wapakoneta.

He's so excited, in fact, that he's taken on a new project, immortalizing the legendary rocket that propelled astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins into space–using a bit of an atypical medium.

Kelly, who lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Dana, is constructing a scale model of the Saturn V rocket, used during NASA's Apollo missions, made entirely of toothpicks.

Yes, toothpicks.

But if anyone can accomplish the seemingly impossible task, it's Kelly, who owned and operated a southern California hobby shop for 43 years and became...

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