Vice President Biden, actors Martin Sheen and Glenn Close to boost Patrick Kennedy’s new project

Dubbed the One Mind for Research Forum, Kennedy will be joined at the three-day forum this week by Vice 

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Kennedy, who retired from Congress in 2010, recently moved from Rhode Island to Absecon, N.J., to live with his fiancee, Amy Petigout, whom he plans to wed this July at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass.

The Boston forum coincides with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s uncle, the late President John F. Kennedy’s, challenge to the nation to put a man on the moon. Biden and Aldrin will speak at a Moonshot lunch on Wednesday, for which tickets started at $1,000.

Kennedy recently abandoned plans for a memoir, explaining that he was too busy with his work to commit to it, amid rumors of Kennedy family objections to the book.

Up next for Kennedy is a visiting fellowship at Brown University’s Institute for Brain Science, beginning this summer.