1) It was the first spacecraft designed to be manned that made it past low-Earth orbit since 1972, when Apollo 17 flew to the moon. Orion's second orbit was at 3,600 miles above Earth, which is 15 times higher than the International Space Station's orbit.
2) The plan for Orion is to send astronauts to an asteroid, Mars's moons, and eventually Mars, once more powerful rockets are developed.
Orion's total flight time was 4.5 hours, and appeared to be flawless from initial information. More data from sensors on the spacecraft will be analyzed next to make sure everything worked properly.