it is not quite clear to me on what legal basis English Heritage can claim ownership of the photos one takes. IANAL, but to my mind they can't claim copyright:
They can assert their rights as a condition of entry to the property. This does happen also on entry to various museums which may explicitly forbid all photography or just commercial photography. If you photograph Stonehenge from somewhere else (especially from public land), then there can be no objection or claim to copyright.
# even if a building would be a "form of expression", it is not theirs (being listed as world heritage [unesco.org])
The term "world heritage" is only a special designation which may give access to grants. It does not "belong" to UNESCO, it is theoretically under the 'ownership' of English Heritage.
The answer in short is - yes. A lot of the data on a passport is not encrypted at all because any country with a reader should be able to use it and the formats are well documented. At places like Defcon, most people do not have their passports with them so a demo is hard (except for the Feds) but it would be trivial in Asia or the Middle East where foreigners are obliged to carry them. Note that if you are trying to hack multiple RFIDs at a range, you probably will need a bit more power. RFIDs are powered by the interrogation signal.
Look at the Jules Verne [wikipedia.org] - a man-rated cargo carrier (i.e., an actual pressurized spacecraft) that was used once, filled up with garbage, and disposed of via re-entry.
Progress could also hold atmosphere although a bit smaller. There is no airlock to the garbage scow so it has to be capable of holding pressure. The problem remains with Progress or Jules Verne that you would then need somewhere to put your rubbish and something to shoot it with to make it burn up in the upper atmosphere. I have visions of a garbage bag sitting on some kind of mass launcher on the outside of the ISS - actually that would be kind of fun.
That said, the one server per service concept is a mentality I do not subscribe to.
This is where Microsoft came apart. Due to their pricing model, there was always pressure to stick as much on one box as possible. This in turn led to interesting side effects.
Linux always made it easier to have many boxes, which tended to simplify problems. VMs meant you no longer had to worry about physical machines and you can still limit resources - useful if the OCR turns out to be a CPU pig.
Earth is a beta site.