Write an essay of 160—200 words based on the following table. In your essay, you should first describe the table, then interpret its meaning, and give your comment on it.
You should write neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. (20 points)
As is accurately revealed in the table above, Shen-zhou series spaceflight missions have been consecutively and successfully carried out over the past seven years (from 1999 to 2005). The successful launch of Shen-zhou Ⅵ, in particular, has inspired every Chinese both at home and abroad.
The implied meaning of the table above can be briefly stated as follows. To begin with, the Opening-up and Reform has brought about fruitful achievements. It is well-known that the Opening-up and Reform has greatly improved the growth of our national economy, which has laid a solid foundation for the development of science and technology including aeronautics and astronautics. What’s more, Chinese science and technology have achieved the advanced world level. The construction and launch of space vehicle depend on the technical support from such disciplines as materials science, biology, communications, meteorology and astronomy. The successful launch of Shen-zhou Ⅵ has proved that the comprehensive capability of Chinese science and technology are of world class. In sum, the successful launch of Shen-zhou represents the feat of Opening-up and Reform and the rapid development of our science and technology.
In my view, the prospect of China is bound to be more promising. On the one hand, our government will place more stress on the development of science and technology. On the other hand, the growth of science and technology will contribute to the improvement of our life, study, and work. Therefore, we have good reasons to embrace a harmonious and well-off society with open arms.