To the unprejudiced minds, it is impossible; but to the Christian minds it is not only possible, but even obvious.
One principal tenet of Christian Confession of Faith, and thereby a compulsion for Christians to retain their christian-hood to believe, or to at least pretend to believe, in the "bodily" ascension of Jesus into heaven. Notwithstanding the fact that no one knows where heaven is (if at all there is one), or that, having no knowledge of its location, the writers couldn't have known if heaven really was any less under the sea, than above the sky, or that after 40 days an utterly decomposed dead body could not undertake a "flight to the space" without proper gears and supplies.
But then, what better sense and rationality can you really expect from the person, who believes that by swallowing a piece of bread he devours the bodies of an entire trinity of gods, and that by pouring few drops of wine he devors all the blood of his god! Is it nor but obvious that to such persons nothing would seem extremely more probable than the absolutely impossible to believe in!
1 Corinthians 15:53-55 " For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"
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When you consider that all belief in the supernatural accommodates belief in the suspension of natural law, then, yes. Absolutely anything is possible. Would it be rational to think physical bodies are transported into some supernatural realm? Hardly.
Yes, but not now. Our present earthly bodies are mortal. According to the Bible, it teaches resurrection of our bodies which will be changed or transformed into immortal bodies. Our soul/spirit goes to heaven, to wait for the final resurrection.
"But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead." 1Cor 15:20 and rest of chapter, esp. v. 35, 40.
Also Phil 3:20-21, "But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself."
Yes, we will have a body, but it will be eternal, immortal, and like the resurrected glorious body of our Lord.